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Monday, May 12, 2008

Life Skills

By Chasity Nobles

We, the sixth grade, were told by our sixth grade teachers that a lady that we call “Mrs. Storey” was coming to our school to talk about drugs for 18 weeks. I thought that it was going to be boring and a way of getting out of work, but it turns out the sixth grade really likes Mrs. Storey.

Before Mrs. Storey left, she taught us a couple of things, like dealing with our anger, what’s in cigarettes, self image, self improvement, making decisions, coping with anger, etc. We also got to play really fun games like Apples to Apples and the Gossip Game. We even got to act and enter contests. The acting was demonstrating how you would act in the situation that we were talking about. We got to do one on resolving conflicts. The contest was also fun because we drew pictures to see who would get to have their picture on the “Kick Butts Day” t-shirt.

We only had two more weeks for Mrs. Storey to come to our school. When she came, she brought along two lungs. One was a healthy lung that was big, lightweight, pink and looked like roast. The other one was much smaller than the healthy lung. It was black, heavy, and looked like a rock. She brought the lungs to show us what smoking can do to your body and your lungs over the years. Holding the lung was a once in a lifetime experience.

The point of Mrs. Storey coming to our school and teaching us life skills was to try to make a difference and try her best to convince kids like us that smoking, drinking, and doing drugs is not the way to go AND to always remember that your attitude will get you a long way in life!

Thanks, First Family and Fran Storey for bringing this program to Raymond L. Young!

1 comment :

WEMimi said...

Wow! That was awesome!