New Year Resolutions are goals you make before the year is over (Best start in November). The purpose of them is to help you achieve your personal goals. If you have a goal that you want to achieve in the future, you can help yourself by making that goal your New Year’s Resolution. If you preserver then you might achieve the goal. A good way to achieve that goal is to put your mindset to it. Once you know what your goal is, then work towards that goal every day. If you be consistent with your goal, it makes it easier for your mind to believe you can achieve that goal. You should really consider, making a new years resolution because it can help you experience new things and achieve a goal in your life.
After middle school, you would start thinking about what your future would entail. Your future consists of getting a job, so now is the time to start to have a working experience. When getting a job, you would need a resume so that the person who is thinking of hiring you can see why you deserve the job that you are applying for.
A resume should include what your education level is, your skills, your work experience, any accomplishments, education, anything you do for your free time, etc. You can make your own design or have one provided for you, a template. For the Francisco Media Staff, we used templates that were on Google Docs, we’re pretty sure you guys are familiar with that.
So first, to get the templates you go to the front/home page. There should be “Start a new document” that is in dark gray. Then look for Template Gallery, you should be able to see it. When “Template Gallery” is pressed, there should be many templates including resume. There are letters, work, sales, etc. that are also really helpful. Look for resume and you should see 5 different designs that look different, but they all have the same idea. The designs that are listed are Coral, Swiss, Serif, Modern Writer, and Spearmint. I, Karen, used Serif to make my resume. I, Zachary, used Swiss.
After you’ve chosen your template, you need to start thinking about what to put on the resume. Such as, what experience, skills, etc do you have? Experiences to put can be if you play sport(s), if you volunteer, etc. Experiences we could put on our resume can be being a Francisco Media Staff and a Francisco Track Runner. You can add your own categories too. This is optional but you can make an “About Me” section where you put in your hobbies, what you like, etc.
For skills, you can put what you are good at. If you are good at math, you can add that in. If you took musical instrument classes, put that down too! There are many other things you can put on it, think about it! There should be a section already listed on the template which is languages. If you can speak a language, add that into your resume. In Francisco Middle School, they give you awards or certificates if you are in a sport, have a 4.0 GPA, etc.
Remember to add your education. Where did you go for elementary school, kindergarten, middle school? We know that many people in this school attend chinese school. You can add that too.
https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/?tgif=c&ftv=1 Here is the link to the templates on Google Docs. Remember to update your information every time you want to get another job, so that you can add new information. It is helpful to prepare yourself around this time so that you can get ahead of competition. Hopefully this helps you and encourages to do make a resume.
The Beach Clean up took place on Sunday, December 9. People from the 8th grade went out to help if they wished to. The purpose of 8th graders going out to the beach was to help clean up the trash on the beach, which will prevent the trash from blowing into the ocean. This makes a big difference because we cleaned up some of the trash on the beach that could have gone straight into the ocean. The beach clean up was at Aquatic Park with our social studies teacher, Mr. Guenza.
Cleaning the beach helps the ocean and every marine species that are affected by trash. For example, the marine mammals that are in the ocean could eat the plastic. The plastic stays in their bodies for a long period of time. Plastic can’t be decomposed which means the more plastic humans use every day, the more plastic that will soon end up in the ocean or in our environment. Cleaning the beach not only helps the marine species, but it also helps the environment around us. If the environment is clean, that means the air we are breathing is also cleaner. To avoid trash going into the ocean, we can limit the number of straws, plastic bags, cans, bottles, cigarette butts, and other waste that harms the ocean and the species that live there.
During our clean up, we picked up about 600 cigarette butts, most of them were broken down and were mixed with the seaweed and kelp on the beach. We also found lots of shapeless plastics like wrappers and loose plastic. One thing that was abundant was microplastics such as styrofoam and plastic nets that have been broken down and buried in the sand. These are plastic that could be eaten by humans. The plastics break down and get into our seafood that we consume. We encourage more 8th graders to go to beach cleanups, there are changes that need to be made.
Energy, in general, is the key to powering up machines and having a life. Without it, there would be nothing. In today’s era, we are harvesting more than we could consume, and consuming more than the environment could handle. In today’s era there are many human errors that destroy the fragile ecosystems the once created this wonderful oasis. Too many trails and errors have taken place at the test. If you don’t get the reference it means that too many trail and errors have taken place at the actual grounds where the final product would go.
The fragile ecosystems are being destroyed as we breathe and live in luxury. In order to take action, countries from around the globe must participate in this act because one could not be without the other. The only way to eliminate all the things that we have done in the world is to stand as one. Our idea of a “clean” globe would be without oil drilling, without overhunting, and without pollution. Without these things the world would slowly change into the paradise it once was, where everything was equal and there was no possession.
In the far north and far south there are ice caps, and as most of the human population knows, there is global warming. With global warming in effect, the ice caps are melting. Since they are melting, the environment that many animals call home is being destroyed as we live in an oasis. For example, one animal that is being heavily impacted are the polar bears. They are on the top of the food chain, so you would think that they would thrive, but you’re wrong. They are slowly dying because they rely on the smaller animals below the top of the food chain. Polar bears are also used to colder climates rather than warmer climates, so this transition would make them suffer. If the ice caps do completely melt, then the ocean levels would rise to the point where all the coasts in every corner in every continent would be completely covered with water. Also, if the ice caps melt, the convection currents, which are “run” by salt, would cause the ocean salt content to become imbalanced due to the excess freshwater in the ocean, which would mess up the convection currents.
Now you have a glimpse of what would happen if we proceed to destroy the wonderful paradise that we call home. If you felt and saw what the poor animals in the wild had to go through, what would you do to take action? What would you do in order to prevent the destruction that is going to arrive in the next few centuries?
All the 8th graders tomorrow (November 8th) will be on a field trip to The Marine Mammal Center. The trip will last from 9:45 to 2:30 except for the early returners who will leave the field trip early and get back to school at around 1:15. The bus rides are about 30 minutes long going from Francisco to TMMC. There are 4 stations for people to be at, they are
Francisco’s yearbook almost every year has 3 pages for pop polls. For those that don't know what pop polls are, they are the polls you’d see saying things like “Most Athletic” or “Most Kind”. Usually pop polls are only for the students, so you would see a page for each grade. This year however, the yearbook staff were thinking for doing pop polls for teachers as it has been requested for some time now. How pop polls work is that students will get a paper from their home room/1st period teacher with different categories. You would fill out the categories with the name of the person you think fits the most, you only put the names of people in your grade. You are only allowed to vote one person for each category (boys and girls) and can only put their name once. Personally I think some of pop polls are a little mean, such as Most Kind which might make some people sad if they’re not chosen for that.
Daylight savings happened last Sunday and we had an extra hour of time and so that means an extra hour of school and anything else you like to do.
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