Keir and Jeff are happy to give you their final issue for this year. Last week only Keir contributed but this week, Keir, Jeff and our newest member Vickie contributed. Enjoy!!
Question: What insights into people and human nature have you gained through interacting with the world through typing/FC that you would not have gained if you interacted verbally?
Keir: I think previous to typing is when I gained most insight because many people doubted my retention of anything so I could hear peoples true thoughts and see their true colors. I think people can learn most about others when you see how they treat those they think as their lessees. I also think I have gained more insight since typing because I can ask more questions allowing me to seek insight.
Question: In your opinion, what is the most important thing to teach a child?
Keir: I think compassion for all gods creatures because compassion is the foundation for humanity and the basic understanding for other emotions. As society is growing compassion is lessening at an alarming rate. The more compassion for everyone the greater chance the earth has of surviving from the people who live on it to the earth itself which gives us life.
Jeff: I think the most important thing to teach a child is acceptance. just understanding that anyone can be dealing with isolation front he speaking world but we have little ability to initiate these interactions. I need to besse as Jeff a seventeen year old with aspirations and feelings. Go deep in your heart and see me.
Vickie: To shpw love To brlive in yourself family should find ti,e to help with good homework that is what helps the most To respectful to yourself and others
FINAL COMMENTS FOR THE YEAR:
Keir: This is not the last time you will be hearing from us. Stay tuned and keep the questions rolling. Be nice to people.
Jeff: Just have a great summer and be safe.
Vickie: Just want to do this more next year.
Vickie had a final questions for Keir and Jeff,
"What is it like in high school?"
Jeff: Lots of stuff to learn but also homework good to learn so much.
Keir: Its awesome because people really start to treat you your age and work on independence. They also take your thoughts extra seriously and you can advocate for yourself better.
Vickie: Feel excited to feed my brain
Happy Summer Everyone!!!!
Please note the answers to the questions have been typed by the students and have not been altered, edited or reformatted in anyway. These are their genuine thoughts and responses.
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Oh. Wait. Wrong speech.
Where is that stupid thin- A HA! It’s on the back of this paper. Silly me! Wonder how that got in there. *ahem*
Today, I will be graduating from high school and entering the adult program. This also means I’m going to be leaving Karen’s class for the first time since Byram. Sure, I spent those two years at Hunterdon, but I’m not going to count those. I’ve been in and out of CTC for many years.
When I went to Byram, I was in sixth grade, lost and confused. I was scarred by certain experiences in public school and only had a cartoon character for support. The class I was originally placed in wasn’t challenging enough for me. In addition, many of my friends were in Karen’s class. To solve this dilemma, I took my chair one day and climbed up three flights of stairs. That’s what you had to do back in the day, barefoot, uphill both ways in the snow.
Karen’s class was originally a bit too challenging for me, but I got used to it. Some days, it’s still too challenging, but that’s okay. I’m been getting much better at managing the tough stuff, especially this year.
I also learned that I could have human friends without sacrificing my fictional ones. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to see them as much now that I’m moving to the adult program. I will miss them all. Luckily, I will still attend some of Karen’s classes, so this isn’t goodbye forever. That’s going to come when I’m twenty-one, so save your tissues.
What else? I loved working on the Spring Concert with you guys, especially this year. I was more involved in this Spring Concert than any other. Everyone came together and made a great skit involving singing bananas and huge Mickey Mouse puppets. Next year is probably going to be even busier because I’ll be helping with not only my new class, but Karen’s class if possible. Working with you guys is just that awesome.
So yea, that’s about it. I guess I might as well wrap this up. Thank you Monica for starting this wonderful school. Thank you Mom and Dad for not giving up on me. Thank you Sophia for being an awesome sister. Happy Sweet Sixteen! You got the power! Thank you Karen, Crystal and all of the staff and students in your class for an incredible school experience. Thank you to any CTC staff I forgot to mention but who are cool anyway. And thank you Tai and Sora for always being there for me. You two are very dear to me (despite being fictional) and deserve a mention in this speech just as much as the real people do.
Okay, I’m done now. Congratulations to all the graduates and I’ll see you next year!
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