Present Day Schools
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This page is about what schooling is like for kids right now. My team will talk about what our average classes are like, how long classes usually are, what kinds of technology students in the present have, and last but not least, different days of the school week.
Our Present Day School
This is the entrance to a present day school.
This is a public high school.
This is the front of a public middle school.
Our Present Day School
A water fountain in a public middle school.
A hall in which students are walking to their next class.
A bulletin board in a public middle school that tells what is happening in that month.
Transportation to Education
In the present, children either get driven to school by their parents, use the school buses, or walk to school. Some students get dropped off at school by their parent or guardian for any reason. Most children ride school buses to their education facility. School buses are free transportation to and from school. Other students walk to school. Today, you have to live close to the school to walk. There are many different ways of getting to school in the present.
An "Ordinary" School Day
Now, an “ordinary” school day goes like this: some schools have an extra activity like computers, art, gym, library, enrichment, or music, and then schools have whatever subjects they have planned. After that, children go to lunch, and then might enjoy recess. Later on a normal school day, students would have two more subjects. Then school would dismiss. How long periods and school days are depending on your school. It usually varies from six to eight hours of school. The days of the week most students have school on are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The average classes are Language arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science. That is what an “ordinary” school day is in present day.
Present Day Schoolwork
Our present day schooling is very different from the future and the past. Today, schooling has more technology than they did in past schools but in the future we will have a lot more technology than we do now. Now we have computers, phones, projectors, and all kinds of technical stuff. Our main classes are Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science. Here in the United States, we do most of our work on paper, but all the way across the globe, some Japanese schools are using computers for all of their schoolwork! Each and every child as a computer that only they use that the school buys for them. In London they have some schools that do similar things. Think of what the future will be like!
Consequences of the Present Day School
There are lots of different punishments for the present day school. Some of them consist of things being taken away, extra work, study hall or detention, and even talking to the principal or other staff. Have you ever heard you teacher say "If I see anyone with a cellphone/mp3/gameboy/etc. it will be seized and not given back?" Well, this means that if you are caught with an electronic device, it will be taken away for a period of time. Sometimes your things are even gone forever! Another form of discipline is detention or study hall. Detetion can be earned by not having homework done, misbehaving during class, fighting with other students or teachers, back talking and more. If you have ever missed recess or gotten study hall, you would know that it is not fun. You have to do work or read and are usually not aloud to talk. Often teachers give extra work to misbehaving students as a punishment. It could be a chance to earn back points, or it could just be for the student to learn a lesson. In severe or semi-severe situations students may even have to talk to the principal! If a student got into a fight or was constantly talking about people behind their backs, they could have to talk to the principal, counselor, a teacher, or other staff. Let's hope you don't have to endure any of these consequences!
Pros and Cons of the Present Day School
There are many pros and cons of present day education. In this section I will write about them. Some pros of the present day school are: students have a lot more freedom then they did in the past, pupils have more electronics for schoolwork, rather than writing everything with a pen and pad. We still use paper and pencils, but not as much as schools use to. Some cons of the present day school are: some schools don’t have curricular choice, or selection, at earlier ages. Most schools start at seventh grade; I believe they should start even earlier than that. Also, the school may not have much of an extracurricular choice, and what I mean by that is, the school may not have lots of languages, so students don’t have much of a selection to choose from. Another con is that certain schools are getting rid of their art programs! Especially for pupils that would like to pursue a career in art, this is a big problem. The majority of schools are ending programs because of the cost. I think that’s wrong. These are some good and bad concepts of present day education.