The school year is coming to a close and it has been quite a different one than the rest. Today I am going to reflect on what I have learned over this year.

I think overall I’ve started taking things a little bit less seriously. I don’t mean being more irresponsible like that. I mean being a little more carefree. I think that’s partly due to how online schooling has been. Late work has been accepted by more teachers and grading is a bit less strict.

Another thing I’ve realized is that you can do everything right and still fail. You can try your absolute hardest, but something will still manage to go wrong.

That’s okay. I think the important thing is that you keep on trying, and maybe you’ll eventually succeed. You probably won’t always succeed, but I think it’s still important to understand that it’s not always going to be your fault all the time.

There’s also a lot of things I’ve learned in my classes and homeroom. I should talk about some of that stuff as well I suppose.

Homeroom taught us a lot about respecting other people, and we had a lot of social and emotional learning lessons. As of late, we’ve been working on probabilities in math class, among other things. P.E. class has been teaching us how to properly interpret the nutrition labels you see at the back of most food products. It can also involve some math. In science class we’ve been learning about plate motion as we try to solve an underlying question throughout the lesson. What’s interesting is that we’re never actually told the answer to this underlying question. We’re told two potential explanations, but we must analyze the evidence for each claim and determine for ourselves which one is more reasonable.

One of the many lessons we are designated to watch for science class that help us with our assignments

I think I’ve learned and changed quite a bit this year, mostly for the better I hope.

Thanks for reading.

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