Last weekend, I had an interview with eye-doctor Professor Wang about our country primary and middle students’ short-sightedness. It is said that slightly more than 50% students, which ranks the No. 1 in the world, are short-sighted. Professor Wang said the reason of short-sightedness is complicated and three is still no cure for short-sightedness. He suggested that we should not overuse our eyes and do more outdoor exercises. What’s more, since the holding of pen has something to do with the short-sightedness, we need to pay attention to using the pen.
On May Day ， Liyue and zhang hua ， students from class three ，Grade two ， went to sunshine nursing home and did some voluntary work 。 Upon their arrival, Li yue and Zhang hua were warmly welcomed ，and respectfully, they presented the elderly with fruits and flowers 。Then they started working at once ，cleaning the windows and sweeping the floor 。 Everything done, they sat in the yard chatting with the elderly people.
When it was time for the volunteers to leave, the elderly people thanked them for their kindness 。 They said it was such a beautiful day that they would remember it forever.
Li yue and zhang hua were very happy. What they did has brought joy to other people and enriched their own lives.
By chen jie ， school newspaper
Dear Mr. Green,
I am very excited that we are going to start a magazine together 。 It in indeed wonderful idea and everyone hopes for its success 。
I would like the magazine to have three columns : news ， Teachers’ advice and students’ voice 。 From the news column we can learn about what is gong in both of our schools 。 In teachers’ advice, our teachers can give us such help as we may not be able to get in the classroom 。 Students’ voice will allow us to freely express our thoughts and feelings about our lives and studies 。
I believe this magazine will surely strengthen our ties ，and I am looking forward to reading it 。
Yours faithfully ，
The New grading system in Our School
In order to help students develop their abilities in all fields, our school now has asked the teachers to make some changes in the grading system. This chart shows how it works.
The students’ final score will be made up of 5 parts. About 30% of it will come from their test results. The rest of the score is decided by the performances of the students in the following parts: 20% comes from your notes, and another 20% is decided by how you do your homework. If you take an active part in classroom activities, you can get another 20% of the score. Teamwork in class is also important. If you want a higher score, you should be good at working together with your classmates.
In my opinion, our school has made a good decision. This new grading system will certainly help to improve ourselves on all sides.
The burden of students has been a hot topic for many years, but the load of parents has received little attention ，especially from their own children 。
The picture shows us a touching moment when a little comes to greet her working mother 。 Realizing that her mother must be very tired after a day’s work ， the girl helped to remove the bag from her shoulder. In response ， the mother kneels down to show how happy and thankful she feels.
All that reminds me of my mother who has been doing whatever she could to let me have the best. But ， totally engaged in studies ， I seldom pay attention to what mother needs and feels, and always think studying is the only thing I could do in return 。Now I know I can do my bit to help with the everyday washing ， bedroom cleaning ，or at least prepare breakfast myself ， so as to share mom’s daily burden. The picture convinces me that it is even more important to be a good daughter than a “good” student”。