La Belle et la Bête est l’histoire d’un jeune prince à qui l’on a jeté un sort. Ce sort ne pouvait être rompu que par le véritable amour. À travers de nombreux hauts et bas, il a trouvé l’amour avec la Belle, et elle, avec le temps, lui a rendu son amour. Pendant que la Belle trouvait son grand amour, ses sœurs étaient toujours jalouses d’elle. Belle avait deux autres frères, mais ils n’étaient pas très importants dans l’histoire. Son père travaillait dans une énorme industrie de pierres précieuses. Je pense qu’ il était un peu fou. Tous les jours, Belle sortait en pensant qu’il y avait un beau prince. Ils se marient et le sortilège rompu, et ils vivent heureux pour toujours.
In this Pirkei Avot assingment we were asked to right 5 paragraphs on five different verse with five different songs. Here is what I wrote.
- That’s what Friends are for, Avot 2:1
Rabbi [Judah HaNassi]* would say: Which is the right path for man to choose for himself? Whatever is harmonious for the one who does it, and harmonious for mankind. Be as careful with a minor mitzvah as with a major one, for you do not know the rewards of the mitzvot. Consider the cost of a mitzvah against its rewards and the rewards of a transgression against its cost. Contemplate three things, and you will not come to the hands of transgression: Know what is above from you: a seeing eye, a listening ear, and all your deeds being inscribed in a book (Avot 2:1).
In verse one of Pirkei Avot, it talks about how “you should consider the cost of the mitzvah/good deed over its reward” (Avot 2:1). This means that you should help someone just to help them not to get a reward in the future. In the song “That’s What Friends Are For” by Elton John and Stevie Wonder, It talks about your friends will always be there for you. That’s the point of doing a good deed you might get a good friend or something else. Something that won’t only benefit you but benefit both of you in different ways whether it’s physically or mentally.
2) Headshot By Lil Tjay, Avot 2:3
Verse: Rabban Gamliel the son of Rabbi Judah HaNassi would say: Beautiful is the study of Torah with the way of the world, for the toil of them both causes sin to be forgotten. Ultimately, all Torah study that is not accompanied with work is destined to cease and to cause sin. Those who work for the community should do so for the sake of Heaven; for then merit of their ancestors shall aid them, and their righteousness shall endure forever. And you, [says G‑d,] I shall credit you with great reward as if you have achieved it (Avot 2:3).
In verse 3 of Pirkei Avot, there is one sentence that really stands out to me “Be careful of the government” (Avot 2:2). This means when doing something you must always watch out for the people that are at a higher rank than you or more important. In the song Headshot by Lil tjay, he says “ Know the feds watchin’, middle fingers to the government”. There are many ways to interpret this but I think that this means the highest in power is always watching even if you haven’t done anything wrong. The connection between these two verses is that both of them talk about the government and that you should think before you trust them or you will regret your action.
4.) Small Town by John Mellencamp, Avot 2:4
He would also say: Make that His will should be your will, so that He should make your will to be as His will. Nullify your will before His will, so that He should nullify the will of others before your will.
Hillel would say: Do not separate yourself from the community. Do not believe in yourself until the day you die. Do not judge your fellow until you have stood in his place. Do not say something that is not readily understood in the belief that it will ultimately be understood [or: Do not say something that ought not to be heard even in the strictest confidence, for ultimately it will be heard]. And do not say “When I free myself of my concerns, I will study,” for perhaps you will never free yourself.
In verse four of Pirkei Avot, It says “Do not separate yourself from the community” (Avot 2:4). This means that you should never separate yourself from the people you grew up with because you will need them and it won’t feel like home anywhere else. The song Small Town by John Mellencamp, it talks about how he grew up in a small community and “Oh, those small communities”. When he says that I’m pretty sure he’s referring to them as the best in a way that small communities are superior because you know more people than you would in a big one. I agree with that completely because the more people you know the more friends you have and that means fewer bad things will happen.
12) Respect By Stevie Wonder Avot 2:12
Rabbi Yossei would say: The property of your fellow should be as precious to you as your own. Perfect yourself for the study of Torah, for it is not an inheritance to you. And all your deeds should be for the sake of Heaven.
This verse talks about respecting other objects as if they were yours something your teachers always tell you to do.
In verse twelve of Pirkei Avot, it says something a lot of you might have heard from your teacher “The property of your fellow should be as precious to you as your own” also known as treating someone how you would want to be treated (Avot 2:12). This means that for example: if your friend invites you to his house you don’t go over and trash it you go over and treat it as if it was yours or even better. In the song Respect by Stevie Wonder, he says “I’m about to give you all my money but all I’m asking in return honey, is to give me my respect”. In my eyes, this means that I’m about to give you some of my aspects so you should treat me with respect. Or else that would be rude.
15) Days Are Short, Avot 2:15
Rabbi Tarfon would say: The day is short, the work is much, the workers are lazy, the reward is great, and the Master is pressing.
In verse fifteen of Pirkei Avot, it talks about how “The day is short”(Avot 2:15). This means that you should savor every moment you get doing what you love with the people you like/love. Rabbi Tarfon states here that “the day is short”. Here he is referring to the days are too short and the work is plentiful. In the song “Days Are Short” by Arlo Guthrie he talks about how even tho the days are short that doesn’t mean she has to stop trying it just means you need to put more effort because you have less time. He also talks about how every day he wakes up and he is just another man and that the world is the same the sky is still blue and there is still a sunrise. So in the end, if the days are short then you really just need to make your plans shorter so they fit in the day.
Charlyccz. “Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Gladys Knight – That’s What Friends Are For.” YouTube, YouTube, 20 July 2012, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66Qkf2Jm6pc&ab_channel=Charlyccz.
“Days Are Short.” YouTube, YouTube, 16 Sept. 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCJ9rSvhP_A.
“Lil Tjay, Polo G & Fivio Foreign – Headshot (Official Video).” YouTube, YouTube, 22 Mar. 2021, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnN8wb25f_8.
“Respect.” YouTube, YouTube, 25 July 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITZM6ellasQ.
JohnMellencampVEVO. “John Mellencamp – Small Town.” YouTube, YouTube, 5 Oct. 2009, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CVLVaBECuc.
For my STEAM fair project, I did filtration systems. During the project, my partner and I tested numerous different ingredients to which one was the most effective. Are Hypothesis was incorrect but I would say we definitely succeeded at are steam fair. We ended up dropping the TDS from roughly 800 to 164 TDS which is crazy!!!
I think our biggest problem that we had to climb over was that I missed a week of it and my partner missed the actual day so that was definitely an obstacle. Since we were away for some that meant we had to put extra work at home but it ended up well and all of our work paid off when we found out we also won #3 place in the Science/ STEAM Fair. Here was our video
זה פרויקט גמלים. עבדנו על השבוע.
Last week in English we filled out a learning style quiz. The quiz would show us if we are visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learners. When I looked at the results after and found out that I was a visual and kinesthetic learner I was confused than even more confused because I was told that I was an auditory learner but that is not what the test said. Once Mrs.Thompson started to explain what each of them I found out that I have fit both of them but at different times. For example, at home, I might be a visual learner because I would rather emphasize what I see and not fully what I hear.
Cette semaine, en français, nous avons répondu à un livre. Voici le mien.
Dans ce livre, L’Étonnante Concierge, de Dominique Demers, est un livre fou qui vous fera rire. La première chose qui est arrivée, c’est que mademoiselle Charlotte était concierge. Elle essayait de faire son travail mais quelqu’un a joué et lui a parlé d’un nouveau méga centre. Elle est donc allée faire son travail, mais elle a trouvé trois petites canailles. Une fois qu’elle a trouvé les enfants, elle s’est aperçue qu’ils avaient des problèmes. Elle les a donc pris sous son aile et a décidé de les cacher pour qu’ils ne se fassent pas prendre. Le seul problème qu’ils avaient était que la fille du patron de Mademoiselle Charlotte essayait de les capturer. Mais à la fin, Mademoiselle Charlotte a fini par leur donner une leçon et n’a pas été prise.
Je pense que je donnerais à ce livre une note de 9/10 parce qu’il n’est pas trop long et qu’il est significatif. C’est aussi un très bon niveau de lecture pour les élèves de 7e année. Je le recommande sans hésiter.
.הנה סיפור קצר שנכתב בעברית
La semaine dernière, nous avions un projet de géographie.
Voici le mien.
This week for our paragraph of the week these were the questions we were asked.
With winter just around the corner, does it bring you a sense of excitement with the break approaching or a sense of dread with colder weather? What do you most look forward to in winter or what do you wish you could most avoid? Why?
Personally, I love winter because the winter is the hockey season where the ice freezes on pods, and the adrenalin in my body just starts to pump and pump and then boom a hockey tournament yay!! Now the things that I am most looking forward to are playing hockey tournaments, going skating on the pond with my friends, and playing hockey with my team. On the break, I am looking forward to hopefully skating outside on an O.D.R. So to answer this question, I LOVE WINTER
I am going to start by saying thank you to my mom and my dad for everything you gave. I know that if you guys were not here I wouldn’t be here today so thank you. I would also like to say thank you for acknowledging me in tons of extra curricular activities such as hockey, football, etc. I want you guys to know that I feel a lot of gratitude for both of you guys. So thank you, xoxo…