Second semeste​​r grade 10

This week, I will be talking about the courses I have this semester. Compared to my last semester, this one is a lot more heavy. Last time, I had a lot of electives. However, this time, I have Math, Science, Food and Nutrition, and English. I’ll explain what we have done so far and my opinion of them.

So far in English, we haven’t done that much. It doesn’t help that we had a snow day and a supply in one week. We’ve looked at some literacy devices and plot graphs. Both of these things aren’t new to us and are just review. From what I could gather, I apparently got one of the better English teachers. As to what I’m looking forward to, it would likely be Macbeth. Apparently it a Shakespearian play that revolves around a king and rebellions. I am generally interested in these kinds of things outside of school and invest a bit of time learning about history through the internet.

Compared to English, our Science teacher is trying to move us at a fast pace. However, he has his reasons for this. Apparently, a lot of assemblies occur during the second period and he has a lot of material to cover. I guess this holds some truth considering we already had two assemblies during the second period. So far, we have been looking at cells. Specifically organelles of a cell and cell division. Out of all my courses, I believe my Science teacher gave me the most homework so far. All in all, the course isn’t that bad. I have some friends with me and the teacher seems nice.

After lunch, I have Food and Nutrition. Apparently, this course is supposed to teach us cooking but that hasn’t happened yet. Out of all my courses, this one feels like its moving at snail’s pace. We have barely done anything over the course of the week. We played some get to know you activities for two days, then a snow day occurred, had a supply, and we finally started doing something productive on Friday! Honestly, food and nutrition reminds me of tech class in grade 9. At least, we learned and food safety…

Finally, my last class is Math. So far, the pace we have been moving at is in between English and Science. Unfortunately, I have heard pretty bad things about my teacher. Fortunately, nothing has happened to make me dislike my teacher yet. So far we have just been reviewing topics from grade 9, making everything feel very lax. However, I got the feeling things will be picking up quickly and I need to stay on my toes.

Overall, I have a really heavy semester this time around. I get the feeling Science and Math, are going to be the hardest of the four. Food and Nutrition is a bit too lax in my opinion and I hope we get to do some cooking soon. As for English, I just want to pass the OSSLET. In the end, despite my heavy workload, I hope to have as much fun as I did last semester!

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