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A Playground for Children of All Abilities - Children laugh and run as the sun beats down on them. Parents push their kids on the swings, and children take turns on the slide. One child falls down and runs crying to his mother. A typical day at most any playground, but this is no ordinary playground. This is the Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Play Park, a playground "for children of all abilities that allows for physical as well as mental development" (Always Dream Play Park). Kristi Yamaguchi was born with a club foot, which inspired her to start the Always Dream Foundation in 1996....   [tags: Child Development] 1159 words
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The Playground Of The Gods - The Playground of The Gods Cathy Spellman's, The Playground of The Gods is an exuberant novel which deals with murder in a remote tropical paradise but can further be read as an illustration of man's ignorance and invasion of nature. "Do it big, or stay in bed."( Larry Kelly). These are words that Thoros Gagarian lives by. He is one of the wealthiest men in the world and when picking his private paradise, only one place on earth could serve his needs and fantasies. This place is Mora Utu-The playground of the Gods-a green jewel in the placid blue expanse of the South Pacific, the most luxurious and seductive private preserve anywhere on the planet....   [tags: essays research papers] 411 words
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Playground Safety - Kids love to play outside with their outdoor toys, because that is their job. The job of the parents is to ensure that diligent attention is paid to the children at play. The National Program for Playground Safety has reported that inadequate supervision contributed to about 40 percent of all playground injuries. Swing set safety guidelines have been developed to guide parents, childcare providers and school officials to the best measures to prevent accidents on playground equipment. In addition to supervision, the child should be instructed on how to play safely, and the caregiver should ensure that the child is wearing appropriate play clothes and sturdy shoes....   [tags: Children's Health] 480 words
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Pain on the Playground - Pain on the Playground On one fateful evening, in the summer of 2001, an incident occurred that would scar me for life. At the beginning of the day, the routine was as normal as any other day. I would get up, climb out of bed, head into the kitchen, enjoy a bowl of cereal, put on my sneakers, and head across the street to the playground. As I entered the playground that day, I was totally oblivious to what was about to transpire. Until this summer evening, pain was only a four letter word in my mind....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 992 words
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Early Learning and Development: A Playground at The Zoo - ... M looks at her younger sister’s action and face, and then she starts helping her younger sister to climb up the rock too. After they both are on top of the rock, M’s younger sister smiles, and M smiles too. -Episode 5: M starts to play with her younger sister and other children on the rock and make some space for other children to play too. She and her sister played for about 10 minutes. -Episode 6: M starts to climb down, and she is having a bit of a hard time getting down the rock. -Episode 7: M’s younger sister starts to climb down too, but she falls down when she is near the ground....   [tags: children, behavior]
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Playground Payback - Original Essay - Playground Payback - Original Essay In the far hills of North Carolina, there was a school called Blue Creek Elementary. It was half a century old, and you could definitely tell. The yellow stained walls of the classrooms had marks from play dough and crayon. The chalk board was cloudy with dust from a thousand words before. The smell of each room was basically the same, chalk clappers and weak tea, and the colour of autumn leaves was present throughout the year. It was January 2002....   [tags: Papers] 3077 words
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College Should Not be a Playground - College Should Not be a Playground University students today have it pretty good. At decent-sized schools, students have access to any number of low-cost services that civilians would donate organs for. We get gyms and fitness centers for free or close to it. We have computer labs, lounges and more clubs and societies arriving every semester. With little or no fees, on-campus coffee bars and pick-up basketball games make traveling into the real world increasingly ludicrous. Sure, we pay more in tuition rates to help off set the cost, but college students these days shouldn't sweat the bill's bundled-in activity fees - it's simply worth it to fork over a little extra cash for...   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 918 words
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Creative Writing: The Playground - As I saunter onto the school field, I survey the premises to behold people in coats, shielding themselves from winter's blues. The sun isn't out yet, but the place bursting with life and exuberance, with people gliding across the ice covered floor almost cat-like. The field is effervescent and despite the dire conditions, the field seems to have taken on a life of its own. The weather is bad and the ice seems to burn the skin if touched, yet the mood is still euphoric. The bare shrubs and plants about the place look like they've been whipped by Winter himself....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 392 words
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Personal Narrative- Playground Memory - Personal Narrative- Playground Memory Looking back on a childhood filled with events and memories, I find it rather difficult to pick on that leaves me with the fabled “warm and fuzzy feelings.” As the daughter of an Air Force Major, I had the pleasure of traveling across America in many moving trips. I have visited the monstrous trees of the Sequoia National Forest, stood on the edge of the Grande Canyon and have jumped on the beds at Caesar’s Palace in Lake Tahoe. However, I have discovered that when reflecting on my childhood, it is not the trips that come to mind, instead there are details from everyday doings; a deck of cards, a silver bank or an ice cream flavor....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 398 words
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The Devil’s Playground - The Devil’s Playground Slowly the snow drifted along the sidewalks and streets as he strolled down his own path. Following no particular way but his own, he traveled. Knowing not his destination but only his outcome. His ideas were changed, his beliefs were diminished to that of nothing and his perception of reality was turned upside down. All he knew now was himself and that of his tendencies. His own nature was the only real and raw thing that he was able to hang on to. A life of mistreatment and abuse, his last actions displayed his true feelings....   [tags: Devil Religious Beliefs Creative Writing Essays] 3943 words
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A Chalkboard, Playground Equipment, and Mirror in Flowers for Algernon - My name is Charly Gordon. I had an operation. I will become smart. I have a chalkboard. I write things on the chalkboard. This helps me to remember. Today I will run amazed with Algernon. Algernon is a mouse. I want to win the amazed. I like the teeter-totter. When I am up in the air, I am free. I like to make funny faces in the mirror. Miss Kinnian showed me a raw shok test. I failed. I want to be smart. From the time we encounter Charly until he is told of his operation, every thing Charly does are for reasons unknown to him, but are required for survival in the human world....   [tags: Flowers for Algernon] 955 words
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Free Personal Narratives: Resolving Arguments on the Playground - Resolving Arguments on the Playground "If you want the fuckin' ball, come and get it!" Those enticingly intelligent words from Sean Kelly, a husky sixth grader, brought me my first taste of how arguments get settled on the playground. Actually it was going to be less of a taste and more like four courses and dessert. I was a small fourth grader, weighing in at a willowy eighty-five pounds. I was also still considered a "new kid." I had arrived in Somerville, Massachusetts just one year prior, coming from Brussels, Belgium....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1275 words
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Children: An Advertisers Playground - ... 2006; Weiss et al. 2008)(Hill, Moran 822). While young children are unlikely to be using new or social media, adolescents which are also in this target market are easily and always accessible through this form of media. Advertisers are using new technology to make these advertisements more interactive and to receive more attention and retention among the audience. This audience is also receiving information for verbal retention especially through social media. On Facebook and Twitter, promoted posts and tweets are just a few of the ways that advertisers keep products in the minds of the consumer....   [tags: tv advertisemnt,comparative advertising]
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Digital Playground - With today’s advancements in technology, texting has become a necessity of the American teenager for social survival. Teenagers are texting addicts sending and receiving hundreds of texts a day. In addition, text messaging can be a great way for parents and teens to stay connected, but are teens taking it too far. Many medical professionals and educators are having increasing concerns with texting contributing to distraction in school, lack of sleep, and repetitive stress injuries. While there are no long-term effects yet, many teens complain of thumb aches from the repetitive motion of texting, similar to when computer keyboards were found to cause Carpel Tunnel Syndrome....   [tags: Cellphones, Texting, Addiction, Sexting] 1347 words
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The Rise and Fall of King David the Playground Tyrant - “Move it you fat cow,” demanded the little boy behind me. Most onlookers would have noted that the speaker was not exactly in a position to criticize a classmate’s weight as he was not lean in any way, but no one would dare challenge the class bully. “Just shut up, David!” I exclaimed, raising my voice to the shrill pitch only a nine-year-old girl can achieve, my tightened fists shaking. A barrage of superbly rude words flew out of his mouth, but verbal assault was nothing new to me. In previous months, David had made sure that I was well experienced in receiving abuse....   [tags: Personal Experience] 847 words
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Halloween: Family fun or Satan’s Playground? - Okay, I admit this time of year is a guilty pleasure of mine, with the changing of the seasons. The crisp cool days and evenings let you cook hearty healthy meals that fill the home with such sumptuous, delicious smells. It’s the time of year for hot apple cider, pumpkins and families that get together. Harvest time used to be a time when all the hard work of the year was being stored up for the long cold months of winter. We recently had the pleasure of hearing: “Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat.” Why do we say this....   [tags: Halloween Argumentative]
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Swingers Not Just On Playgrounds Anymore - Swinger's Not Just on Playgrounds Anymore Dave's marriage had hit the rocks. His wife had lost interest in sex, and Dave did not know how to deal with it. He did not know whether she was bored with him or simply bored with sex. In his search for an answer Dave and his wife attended a swinger's party. This would eventually end Dave's marriage, but it would also lead him to greener pastures. "She did not want to share the lifestyle with me, and sharing is an important part of swinging. Swingers swing to enhance the relationship with their mate, not to destroy it," Dave said....   [tags: essays research papers] 1769 words
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Playgrounds and Gender Stereotyping - Playgrounds and Gender Stereotyping In this project, I am going to investigate the question; 'Do playgroups encourage gender stereotypes?' This is quite a difficult topic to be able to answer, as a playgroup isn't just going to say that they encourage stereotypes. Therefore, I am going to have to be careful in how I find out my information to make sure they are reliable sources. To look into this and draw some sort of conclusion, I will be asking both playgroup assistants and parents of children attending playgroup (2 sets of parents with girls, 2 sets with boys, 2 sets with boys and girls) questions in interviews or questionnaires....   [tags: Papers] 2628 words
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Social Sites: Virtual Playgrounds or Predatory Hunting Grounds - Social interaction via internet has become a raving craze, but the debate of online safety measures necessary for children using social sites has become a hot topic of discussion. Social sites open the door to online interaction with friends, relatives, and classmates; but they also enhance the risk of interaction with online predators. Representative Michael Fitzpatrick, from Pennsylvania, is a sponsor of the Deleting Online Predators Act. He is an advocate for extreme online restrictions for children who use social-networking sites....   [tags: Social Networking ]
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Recreational Property Negligence - M E M O R A N D U M TO: FROM: DATE: RE: Cole Gershwin- Immunity for Negligence on Recreational Property _________________________________________________________ I. STATEMENT OF FACTS Our Client, Mr. Cole Gershwin, is considering suit against the Chicago School District for injuries sustained as a result of tripping in a pothole. Gershwin, a teacher at Washington Elementary School, alleges that on October 10, 2000 at 12:20 pm, he was walking from the school to the teacher’s parking lot, and tripped in a pothole and fell....   [tags: essays research papers] 1501 words
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Child Observation Report - Introduction The location of the observation was at the Community Center (Early Childhood education program) at 11:00am to 12:30pm on April 15, 2014. The meaningful experiences in early childhood education can positively shape children's development. With a teacher is guidance authentic child-art activity can educate enrich young students' learning abilities, encourage positive attitudes toward other children, and more importantly, learn to interact with people around them in the contemporary world....   [tags: Child Development Observation]
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Advertising to Children: Helpful or Corrupting - At an extremely young age many children become the target customers for today’s leading corporations. We live in a society that is flooded with advertisements for all different variations of services and products. When the main point of these ads is to attract children it brings upon the issue of exactly what is being advertised to these children. Although some companies believe that by advertising to children they will secure their brands futures, advertising to children needs to be regulated because children do not understand how to judge if a product is safe or harmful....   [tags: unhealthy food, t.v. commercials, fast food]
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Allie’s Basketball Dream - Allie’s Basketball Dream Just by looking at the cover of the story “Allie’s Basketball Dream” by Barbara Barber I could already tell that the story itself seems to be an ideology. The ideology is not hard to figure out; even the name of the story gives it away. Most girls dream of being a ballerina, a princess, or even a vet but with Allie’s case she wants to be professional basketball player. When I first picked up this book, the name of the book intrigued me to want to read it because I never would have guessed a girls dream would be to be a professional basketball player....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Barbara Barber] 2261 words
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Discarded Needles, A Danger for Children - A child’s imagination can transform the mundane into the fantastical. In the eyes of a child a simple cardboard box can become a castle and a table can become a fort. This ability to daydream is one of the hallmarks of childhood, but it can also prove dangerous if the repurposed toy is a used sharp. Every year children around the globe are the victims of Community Acquired Accidental Needle Stick Injuries. Discarded sharps represent a serious threat to public health when they are disposed of in improper ways....   [tags: needle stick injuries, discarded needle sticks] 893 words
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The Importance of Play in the Education System - Changes in the Education System The focus of the education system has changed drastically in the past twenty-six years. Approximately forty percent of elementary schools have already removed or reduced recess time, or are in the process of doing so, in comparison to the ten percent reported in 1989 (“Recess and the Importance of Play” , n.d.). Not only is recess important, but all types of play have been demonstrated to be beneficial to school aged children. Play is essential to healthy development encompassing mental, emotional, and physical well-being in all children....   [tags: education, stages of play]
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Some Things Never Change - Personal Narrative - Some Things Never Change - Personal Narrative “…the capital of Germany is…, hmm, Nigel”, “Nigel?, Nigel!”, “uh.. Yes miss!”, “you are not listening again, I said what is the capital of Germany”. I am Nigel, I hated my geography teacher, her name was Mrs Wright, and I guess her personality fit her name like a glove – she was always right. I hated geography too. She always picked on me in class and I hated it so much. But I guess, every time it was the same as before, I was always wrong....   [tags: Papers] 1251 words
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Margaret Mary Bell of "Galatea" - In the short story “Galatea,” Margaret Mary Bell meets William Bell when she’s at a playground with her sister. Margaret and William end up getting together and getting married pretty quickly. Suddenly one by one Margaret’s belongings disappear and she doesn’t understand why William is doing this. William ends up leaving Margaret and leaves her with nothing and no reasons why he took the stuff or himself away from her. She ends up finding out that William is the Collegetown Creeper. Margaret definitely stood out to me after reading “Galatea.” There are some characteristics of her that I liked, and others that I thought were a little ridiculous....   [tags: Literary Characters] 551 words
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Big Bird Primary School - As the morning slowly dawns and the sun begins to beam through the light boxes on the top of the spacious classrooms, the tables and chairs begin to glow. Around the edge of the child’s playground the golden and red leaves begin to whistle in the wind like the sound of a child’s toy, whilst the sound of the crying babies echoes through the grounds of Big Bird Primary School as if it were a stuck record. When the children have arrived and the playground has began to fill with fragile, pleasant little children ready for new day of fun learning....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 957 words
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Barriers of Color, Prejudice and Fear in There Are No Children Here - Barriers of Color, Prejudice and Fear in There Are No Children Here          The barriers of color, as well as prejudice and fear show through in this story of two young boys growing up in inner city Chicago. Confined to the project housing the brothers and their family are well aware of their "caste" in society. The story follows the events of the Rivers family living in the Henry Horner Homes (near the United Center in Chicago). Over the course of about three years, the author describes the day to day experiences of the family, focusing on the two boys....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays] 1501 words
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What's For Dinner - Original Writing - What's For Dinner - Original Writing ‘It was Thursday,’ Fasial complained, ‘fish and chips day, so why are we having shepherds pie?’ ‘I don’t know?’ said Umar. Fasial and Umar were twins and went to the same school. Umar spent half his time at school keeping his brother out of trouble. He swallowed large portions of the pie ‘Its very tasty anyway. Try it,’ said Umar to Fasial. Fasial tried it, it was good, but he wasn’t going to admit it, because he was looking forward to fish and chips and shepherds pie wasn’t the same....   [tags: Papers] 1160 words
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Competency Goal Statements of a Teacher - Competency Goal Statement 1 To establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. 1. My goals for the area of SAFE are to maintain the classroom and playground from any harm to children and to prevent any type of accidents from occurring. To meet these goals I will have children walk in a line when entering and leaving the classroom so there is not a chance for them to get hurt or injured. When walking out the door children are asked to line up in the train position with bubbles in their mouth (for being quiet)....   [tags: Teaching Teach Teacher Goals] 400 words
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Childhood Obesity in the United States - When it comes to obesity in the United States, many fail to acknowledge its presence. The new generation is increasingly falling into the hands of obesity; many don’t even realize it until they experience changes in their health. It is known for a fact that the Unites States has the greatest obese population in the world. According to current statistics, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children in the past thirty years (“Parents Blamed for Childhood Obesity,” 2009). Although many parents admit that their children are obese, others fail to accept that this is an epidemic that should be controlled and given their immediate attention (Green & Reese, 2006)....   [tags: Eating Habits, Health Problems]
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The Badge - Chuck and Sarah walked hand-in-hand across the parking lot. They stepped up onto the curb, crossing the sidewalk onto trimmed grass that crunched in vegetative repose underfoot, not quite ready to believe that spring had arrived. He looked around, familiarizing himself with the surroundings. If the weather was nicer, the park would have been downright pleasant. A relatively new set of slides, monkey bars and other equipment rested in a wood-edged rectangle of fine sand. The playground was set on a level plateau looking slightly down on a multipurpose grassy area bordered by tall, coarse-toothed oaks and haphazardly littered with soccer goals and uprights....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 946 words
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School Field Report- Mission and Analysis of St. Bridget's Catholic School - Field Experience Report Before beginning to analyze the school, let me state that I went to St. Bridget’s Catholic School, Hobart, Indiana. Their mission statement is direct and to the point. St. Bridget School is grounded in faith and community service, while providing an exemplary academic program in a Christian atmosphere. Our programs foster academic excellence, self-esteem, discipline, character, leadership, and personal responsibility. St. Bridget provides a faith-based environment for its students, which fosters interaction within our communities and provides a life-long practice of Christian values and service....   [tags: private school] 1872 words
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Implementing Bullying Awareness Programs: A Bright Change for the Future - "A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself." Dan Olweus (Olweus1). Bullying effects millions of kids on a daily basis and will most likely never cease to stop. According to international studies, bullying is common and affects anywhere from nine to fifty-four percent of children (Parker-Pope). Statistics also show that seventeen percent of students in grades sixth through tenth reported having been bullied "sometimes" or more with eight percent being bullied once a week, and ninteen percent said they had been a bully to others "sometimes" or m...   [tags: Education]
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Rumspringa: Role Conflict Within The Amish Youth Community - The Amish culture in general try to withhold the same traditions, values, and language as the original Amish. This individual Amish subculture in Indiana displayed in the Devil's Playground goes to show just how culturally diverse society can be. Though the ultimate desire of the Amish is to be a good example of Christ, the community encourages a positive deviance of their teenagers called Runspringa. Starting at age sixteen Amish teens are allowed the opportunity to explore the English world to better educate their decision to commit their life to the church and the simple way of living or leave the community turning to a life of relative deviance....   [tags: Religious Teachings] 738 words
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The Physical, Social, and Cultural Development of Children - “I best be careful, they grow up way too fast.” “It could not possibly be my child’s tenth birthday; it feels like they were two years old just last year.” “Wow, you cannot have grown six inches from last year.” These are three statements that might travel through parents’ mind occasionally as they rear their children from birth until adulthood. However, these thoughts are not literally meaning their children are growing up faster than normal; rather, their children are aging normally, it just seems as if time has passed hastily....   [tags: Child Development]
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Cyber Bullying: Sending Bullets Behind a Screen - ... That is, without limitations on what is appropriate for the public world to see. Secrets are spilled all over the internet for the public’s eyes only. People have reduced their feelings of responsibility and accountability for the things they post online, letting the first response to pop into their head be typed into their next Facebook post (Gallagher, 2013, para. 4). They feel that when they post things online they won’t be accountable for the things linked to their name. What these people forget is the lack of propriety shown online shapes the characters they are online and off....   [tags: social media, cyber victim, facebook]
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Psychological and Emotional Effects of Words - ... As a result, they cannot intervene when cyber bullying occurs (Dempsey & Storch, 2009). One could argue that parents don’t have time to watch over their children, but if they have the time to search for a good school or the time to help them in any ways, then they must have some time to monitor their online experience. Interestingly, Kite, Gable, and Filippelli (2010) mentioned that students who have been bullied online are more likely to turn into cyberbullies themselves (as cited in Franek, 2005/2006)....   [tags: social communication, amanda todd, cyberbullying]
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Consider the Needs of Others - It’s December of 1967, the snowfall had begun early this year, but whether it came in inches or buckets, I could hardly wait for weekends. Playing outside in the snow was awesome. When I was nine years old, a Saturday morning routine consisted of my older brother’s and I waking up to a warm bowl of oatmeal with a raisin smiley face, and thirty minutes of mom methodically layering us with snow pants and jackets, socks and boots, hats and mittens, and a scarf. One by one we rushed outside to begin our day....   [tags: Personal Experience Essay] 1249 words
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Duty of Care For Students - A. Introduction Children are at risk of injuring themselves at any time. Parents have different expectations of teachers as a professional than that of themselves when caring for their own children. When forcing parents to put their children in school by law at the age of six years and six months (Department of Education Western Australia, 2011), the Department must implement a Duty of Care to help protect Teachers and the children that are in their care. These expectations or breaches of; can result in injuries or legal proceedings....   [tags: Education]
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Peer Groups and Bullying Incidents - On April 9th 1999, Eric Klebold and Dylan Harris entered Columbine High School and after shooting 11 people inside the school, the two boys shot themselves. March 5th 2001, Charles “Andy” Williams began shooting inside Santana High School in Santee, California killing 2 students and injuring 13 others. In another incident four students and one teacher were killed as well as 10 other people wounded outside a middle school in Arkansas while student shooters fired shots from the nearby woods during a false fire alarm....   [tags: Society Bullies]
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Community Organizer at Anixter Center - Indira Buzaljko is the assistant principle at Anixter Stuart G Ferst Center, which educates mentally challenged youth. It is located on 2001 N. Clybourn Ave. on the third floor 3rd Floor. The Anixter Center was founded in 1918 by thirteen women who were looking to open an orphanage as a promise to a friend. This promise led to the Douglas Park Jewish Day and Night Nursery. Thirty-seven years later, the organization came to realize that the most critical need in Chicago had changed. So the board created a new mission—to help people with disabilities .Stuart G....   [tags: disorder, disability, education, children, school]
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A Jail at Hunts Point in the South Bronx? - The Gory State of the South Bronx An area associated with lots of social problems, with over half of the population living below the poverty line, the South Bronx has become a community that people associate with prostitution, crime, and poverty. With two (2) juvenile detention centers, fifteen (15) waste transfer stations, and four (4) jails, the plan of the government to build a new jail in Hunts Point is most strange and unwelcome at that. “The city’s Economic Development Corporation is negotiating with Oak Point Energy to purchase a 28-acre parcel of former industrial land in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx to be used for a new detention center to relieve overcrowding on Riker...   [tags: Criminal Justice, Prison] 1831 words
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Green Initiatives of Life Time Fitness in Chanhassen, Minnesota - Introduction As more countries become industrialized, our global footprint continues to grow making global warming look like a ticking time bomb. To effectively combat global warming companies are starting to reevaluate and implement practices that are less detrimental to the environment. Life Time Fitness has also joined the cause in becoming greener. The initiatives presented in this report focus on the efforts made locally in Chanhassen Minnesota, where the corporate headquarters resides. As the local media specialist for Life Time Fitness, I will focus on my stakeholders, the residents of Chanhassen throughout the planning and execution of our project....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 1526 words
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“Where Do You Release Your Endorphins?” - Lakeville is a moderate sized suburban community that consists of people of all ages and multiple levels of social class. The city tries to provide its residents with a safe, well-rounded, and positive environment. They have succeeded in establishing places for people to gather, interact, and become healthy through their parks and other recreational facilities. Two popular locations are North Park and Life Time Fitness. The city of Lakeville strives to create a vibrant community through people, parks, and programs....   [tags: Parks and Recreation] 1483 words
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Friendship: A Powerful Weapon Against Bullying - A world without oppression would be a world of abundant happiness. However, individuals have a certain way of asserting their aggressive need for authority upon others. In doing this, they are also preventing the joys of others, as well as the cheerfulness of the world. This act of oppression is considered bullying; bullying is any way of causing someone to view themself as less than what they are, or what they could be. Surely, any human being will put their personal needs as a priority to those of others’, but it is immoral to knowingly cause another person to condescend upon themselves or their peers....   [tags: social issues, need for authority]
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My Passion for Business - There are many dreams revolving around us, some that seem impossible to reach and other that are easily grasped. The diversity of this world is great, and not one person has the same story to tell as another; including me. Ever since I can remember I have been finding ways to be independent; my own women, or in this case, “little lady.” I would always try to do things my own way. There is a huge list of examples that I could give, but I have decided to discuss what I believe to be the one that would bring out a bit of awe and an understanding of what type of person I have been since a child....   [tags: Admissions Essay, College Application Essay] 694 words
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Personal Narrative: My Day - The light from the sun reflects off the pure white wall, illuminating the room. The dust floats, undisturbed by the empty house. This is what I see as I launch myself out the door, into the hot summer air, into the sounds of playing children. I was four, I was carefree, I was full of life. Outside, we were free to do anything. My cousins, sister, and I could do whatever we wanted. The thoughts slipped through my mind, quick as a flowing river, and I did not have a care to catch it. All I was thinking about was a way to satisfy my immense and never ending curiosity....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 1762 words
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