If I could talk to anybody…

If I could talk to anybody, I would talk to nobody. Everyone always talks about nobody. For example, people say nobody likes Donald Trump or nobody lives in Antartica. People say that nobody can fly. I can’t fly, if he can, then that’s amazing. Nobody walked through the halls. Nobody took a breath of air in the room. Nobody could see the shadows of silhouttes of geese in the sky, and the goose that fell behind. Nobody dusted the floors with the broom leaning in it’s dent on the wall. Nobody saw the prisoners escape in a row boat. Nobody saw the sniper. Nobody heard the tree fall.But seriously, if someone was on the other side of the phone, I hope it to be nobody. If nobody picked up the phone then my life would be the same – I have everything I need, I don’t need anybody at all. Also, the conversation would be dead silence if nobody answered the phone.



The following helpful information is taken from http://www.how-to-study.com/study-skills/en/taking-tests/47/test-anxiety/

WHAT IS TEST ANXIETY? Too much anxiety about a test is commonly referred to as test anxiety. It is perfectly natural to feel some anxiety when preparing for and taking a test. In fact, a little anxiety can jump start your studying and keep you motivated. However, too much anxiety can interfere with your studying. You may have difficulty learning and remembering what you need to know for the test. Further, too much anxiety may block your performance during the test. You may have difficulty demonstrating what you know during the test.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE TEST ANXIETY? You probably have test anxiety if you answer YES to four or more of the following: I have a hard time getting started studying for a test. When studying for a test, I find many things that distract me. I expect to do poorly on a test no matter how much or how hard I study. When taking a test, I experience physical discomfort such as sweaty palms, an upset stomach, a headache, difficulty breathing, and tension in my muscles. When taking a test, I find it difficult to understand the directions and questions. When taking a test, I have difficulty organizing my thoughts. When taking a test, I often “draw a blank.” When taking a test, I find my mind wandering to other things. I usually score lower on a test than I do on assignments and papers. After a test, I remember information I couldn’t recall during the test.

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT TEST ANXIETY? Here are some things you can do before, during, and after a test to reduce your test anxiety. Use good study techniques to gain cognitive mastery of the material that will be covered on the test. This mastery will help you to approach the test with confidence rather than have excessive anxiety. Maintain a positive attitude as you study. Think about doing well, not failing. Think of the test as an opportunity to show how much you have learned. Go into the test well rested and well fed. Get enough sleep the night before the test. Eat a light and nutritious meal before the test. Stay away from junk foods. Stay relaxed during the test. Taking slow, deep breaths can help. Focus on positive self-statements such as “I can do this.” Don’t panic even if you find the test difficult. Don’t worry about other students finishing the test before you do. Take the time that you need to do your best. Once you finish the test and hand it in, forget about it temporarily. There is nothing more you can do until the graded test is returned to you. Turn your attention and effort to new assignments and tests. When the graded test is returned to you, analyze it to see how you could have done better. Learn from your mistakes and from what you did well. Apply this knowledge when you take the next test. You have to know the material to do well on a test. You have to control test anxiety to show what you know.

May the 4th be with you.


Take aim, biodiversity test next Monday!


Our Nation_Creation

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Don’t even START


…your ‘art’ piece is due on Monday. Be creative!

Also – finish the final draft of your Superhero narrative including your exciting cover page – be sure to highlight an important scene from your story as the main image or perhaps it’s the climax, the battle! Just have fun with it and we’ll share on Monday.

30 x 30

David Suzuki wants you to fall (back) in love with nature this spring by joining the 30×30 Nature Challenge!
You’ll be one of thousands of Canadians getting outside for 30 minutes a day for 30 days in May. It’s a 30-day boot camp for your body and mind.
Think making time for nature will be a challenge? Not to worry! We’ll give you lots of simple tips on how to green your daily routine. Sign up for the 30×30 challenge now.
At home, work or play, your nature fix is easier than you think.
Let’s get healthy and happy together. Join the 30×30 Nature Challenge!


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