In the CKTV Ohana this year, we have a lot more 6th graders then 7th and 8th graders. That means we have more new 'brothers and sisters' in this Ohana! SO, instead of ignoring them, or leaving them out because you think they don't know anything, include them so that they DO know! We shouldn't leave them out because they are a part of our Ohana now, and us returnees should set a good example for them. Just like being a role model for your younger siblings. Everyone should look out for one another just like a real family would do. There are 26 students in this class, and Mr. M. That sure is one big family! And we need to make sure that not one person is left out in anything! Even if it means just hanging out in the library. If they want to join, let 'em join! Here in CKTV, we will always be sure that no one, under any circumstances, feels left out.
Now, let's talk about what this all means to be in this class. I've been in CKTV for only two years, and I must say that I have gotten to know my classmates well over time. Being in this class is a big responsibility over all. We were assigned partners from the beginning of the year till second quarter. My job is to make sure I teach my partner everything that I know, so that they aren't left out on anything important. I also have to learn to get along with my partner, and that is going pretty well. I would say that we are beginning to be friends now! As the returnee, I need to set a good example for my partner, and make her feel like a part of this family, rather than just a third wheel. Everyone in this class actually has a big role to play. Even if you are the new-comer. We each have the responsibility to treat each other the way we would want to be treated. So before you go and harass or tease anyone, think to yourself, "If I were them, how would I feel?" Then answer that question. Being a part of this Ohana means that you need to make a commitment that you will treat each other like family. No matter who they may be.
I have seen others perform a type of bullying to my fellow classmates, and let me tell you something, it is so not cool to watch this happen! Those people need to remember that everyone here all in this together, like a body… All the parts need to cooperate together in order for it to be successful! So if we want to be a successful family, we need to work at it, and work at it to make it happen, other wise, it will fail. But even if it does, we will get back up and try again until we reach the highest point to completing the task. If I were to see another act of unkindness, I would step up for the victim, and tell the bully that this is not how a family should act. I would want them to picture themselves in the other person's shoes and see how it feels. Because it doesn't feel good to be the one being bullied. I don't know why on Earth people even choose to bully others, because it should not make them feel good themselves, that they've hurt another person, who in fact, is just like them. Just like you… No one deserves to feel that way.
All of us need to work as a team to make the most of this Ohana. We'll take it day by day, doing things for each other that will help them out. If someone were to tease someone else, just give them a nudge and say, "Hey, remember, we're a family. A team." Family is the most important thing in the world… It's not just an important thing, in fact, it is everything… You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them So be thankful that you have all these people in your life that are there to help you and support you. Even if they aren't exactly your biological family, they are there for you. having a family, should mean that no one gets left behind or forgotten, and with that said, let's live this year as one big, happy CKTV Ohana!