All semester long, scholars have been refining their speaking skills and exploring creative writing. Everyone has been working hard to improve their rhetoric, voice modulation, dialogue, and more. Now that the semester is coming to an end, we'd like to showcase the following student's stories and speeches:
Keven Pi (Gr 7)
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David’s Big Brain Project
by Keven Pi
I enter the house at 3:00 PM; work ends early on Tuesdays. David should be home soon. Looking out the window, down the road, a small figure could be seen bouncing up and down. The figure walked past the blooming roses and eventually reached the front-yard. Now, I could clearly see his face with the usual big smile on his face. The door flew open and David came flying in.
“Daddddddyyyyyyyy!” he cried out. “I was assigned a history project today!”
“What’s it about? Maybe Daddy could help.”
“Something about ‘mii-miis’? We are supposed to do research on it.”
What the heck are mii-miis? I asked myself. Then, it struck me. I knew what he was trying to say.
“Memes?” I replied.
“Yes! Memes! Do you know anything about it? Was it a war? Was it an invention that changed the world?” he asked curiously.
YES! I knew this was going to be useful one day! Who knew a grade 5 history project would be about memes?
“Well yes, but actually no,” I replied cautiously in order to avoid any confusion. “Memes wasn’t a war, but it was an invention that revolutionized the world- kind of.”
“I am confusion,” he looked back at me with visible confusion.
“See? What you just said! That was a meme back then when Daddy was your age. Back then, it was not part of the English language, but now it is!”
The confusion was still visible on his face.
“Ok boomer, you must be terribly confused right now. So how about Daddy tells you the full story.”
He made himself comfortable on the couch across of me.
“Why did you sit down? Go grab your notebook! You have to take NOTES!” I yelled at him.
How did I raise such an uncultured swine? I thought to myself.
He came running back with his Apple Pen and iNotes, making himself comfortable on the couch again.
“So, this was the story of how I got introduced to memes,” I started. “Daddy was in grade 5, just like you are right now, and it 2017. Daddy still remembers it very clearly to this day. Gray clouds blocked out the sun completely and raindrops splattered onto our 4-wheeled car as we drove to the mall.”
“I’m sorry, but what’s a mall?” David interrupted.
“Oh, a mall is something like... Amazon. It’s a place where you buy clothes, electronics, and other things. But instead of shipping the goods to you, you have to go there to get it yourself.”
“That must have been really hard. I can’t imagine going somewhere just to buy the new Smash BroX! That would be impossible! It’s already hard enough to walk home from school instead of taking the cable gondolas! I’m pressing ‘F’ to pay my respects.”
“It was normal back in Daddy’s days, but let’s get back to the story. We arrived at the mall, and I remembered struggling to open that door. But when it finally opened, it was glorious. A wave of warmth immediately swept over my body, and the air was filled with the scent of freshly baked goods. Your grandma and I walked down the hall. We wen