DARE Report

18 May

When I first got in DARE, I thought, “This is a joke. No one will ever listen to this guy.” I later figured out that I was so wrong.

I would describe DARE to you, but there is not a way to describe DARE DARE is what ever you think it is.  A joke, a good idea, a waste of time, etc.

“The best way to quit drugs, is to never start.”  That is something our DARE instructor, Deputy Thomas told our class.  I do not know if my class mates remember that, but it is something I will never forget.

The most fun I ever had in DARE is DARE FAMILY FEUD.  It is where you have to answer a lot of questions that you learned in DARE.  The group who wins gets smarties.

DARE has really been a learning experience to me.  I could not even start to tell you all that I have learned in DARE.

One step does not mean much, but a million steps in the right direction means a lot.  I can not get every one to stop doing drugs by myself. You can make one of those steps.  Tell people the dangers of drugs.  Tell them what they can do to you.  You can save someone’s live.  Be a good influence to your peers.  Don’t let them suffer from drug abuse.  Save them.

I, Justin James Payne, pledge not to do drugs until the day I die, and I also pledge to do every thing in my power to get people to stop doing drugs.

What do you think I think about DARE now?



14 May

Today in Reading Workshop.  Mr. McGuire asked us if are integrity is important and if it leads us. This is what I said.

I think integrity does matter because if the sixth grade, everyone would be stealing and talking behind people’s backs.

I think my integrity leads me.  If it did not, I would probably be in a lot of trouble right now.  I would not be successful without my integrity.

Integrity lead me in the past.  It leads me in the present, and probably will lead me in the future.

The Person

11 May

“The Person” is not very trust worthy.  “The Person” chews gum a lot and I have recently noticed that “The Person” got in trouble for chewing gum.  I am not sure if “The Person” follows the rules a lot because “The Person” goes on the wall a lot.

That is all for today about “The Person.”

I, Detective JT, has become one step closer to solving this case.


21 Apr

Today Mr. McGuire asked us what would we do about a bully.  This is what I said.

What I would do if I was in Russell’s position (main character from the Revealers) is that I would tell the police the story.  If they did not do nothing I would tell them that bullying is illegal.  Then they would probably do something if they hadn’t already.

The only reason someone would not care to do this is ether

1.  They have already resolved the problem.


2. They know an MMA fighter.

My Destiny

19 Apr

Do you control your destiny?  Does your destiny control you?

Today, Mr. McGuire asked us the question ” Do you control your destiny.”  Here is what I said.

I do not control my destiny most of the time. My parents usually control my destiny, and I am so glad that they do.  Not everyone has perfect self-discipline.

I think that the older you get, the more of your destiny you control.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Image from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nunui/3458511893/

White Fox Chronicles

1 Apr

The book I am recently reading is White Fox Chronicles by: Gary Paulsen.  If you like a book with action like I do, you will decently like this book.

It is about a 14-year-old boy named Cody Pierce.  It takes place in 2057.  There is an Army called the Confederation of Consolidated Republics (CCR for short) that has already taken over three-fourths of the country.

Cody Pierce has been a prisoner at one of their prison camps.  After two years at the prison camp, he has gained the soldier’s trust and the leader’s trust… and that is exactly what Cody Wanted.


25 Mar

Today, Mr. McGuire said the he saw a commercial about Sportsmanship  (click here to see the commercial.) He asked us to writ a comment to him,  Saying who should be in this commercial at our school and why.  Here is my comment.

One thing that I saw was Terry help Erica with her stuff.  I think people at our school should be more like Terry.  If everyone at our school would take some consideration into this,  I think our school would get a lot better!

Here are all my fellow classmates comments:

Anonymous Ian L. said…
I have noticed Josh is always there to help. In language arts during study island time even if Josh is working on his blog or reading a book he always stops to help. When you are changing classes and you drop something like I do a lot he is there to pick it up. He sits next to Mr. McGuire and he even needs help Josh tries. On the playground playing basketball when I fall or get knocked down which happens a lot he is there to ask if I am ok or in math helping RJ when he needs help with a problem. Josh will always be there when somebody needs help because he is the best helping hand there will be.

March 25, 2010 11:10 AM

Anonymous SavannahM said…
After watching the video I thought I know someone who acts that way. I would like to bring the person up.

The person is Madison. Madison is a great helper. Whether it’s on the playground, lunch, recess, or even in the class room.

The person that she helps all the time is Erica. When Erica needs her she always there no matter what. Madison is the kind of person that you can always rely on. For example when Erica is the last one in line Madison always goes to the back of the line and comforts her so she doesn’t feel left out.

Madison is not the only one. There is a lot of people who does good things for others. I think if people help each other all the time the world would be a better place.

March 25, 2010 11:16 AM

Anonymous Karly said…
Yes,I have seen someone do a good thing before and I think that is a very important thing in life.
I think that the people who have done something very good to help other people should be included!
I saw that Kelsey helped a little boy put a jacket on him, and he was struggling so hard to get that jacket undone, so he could go to lunch!

March 25, 2010 12:34 PM

Anonymous Karly said…
Yes,I have seen someone do a good thing before and I think that is a very important thing in life.
I think that the people who have done something very good to help other people should be included!
I saw that Kelsey helped a little boy trying to get his coat off of him, and he was struggling so hard to get that jacket undone, so he could go to lunch! Then after she got it off the little boy politely told her thanks and walked off.
Kelsey was a very good person to do this and I think that everyone should do this from time to time not all the time trying to find someone but when they see someone who needs help they should help them because maybe that person would learn to do that and that has taught them a lesson.

March 25, 2010 12:42 PM

Anonymous Nathan .N. said…
I remember what happened the other day I saw Andrew help the new kid Cody get used to our school Logan Elm. He made friends with him before he came to our school so that might help him like this school better. I think that Cody likes this school better than he would have if Andrew didn’t help him.

March 25, 2010 12:43 PM

Anonymous AndrewS said…
Helping people is great because they will help others. When you help someone you will feel good about your self. At school one day I saw Garrett help Zach pick up his pencils, crayons and crayon box off the floor because it fell and popped open. That probably made Garrett happy for helping and it probably made Zach happy to have someone being a good help when he drops anything or if anyone else drops something.

March 25, 2010 12:54 PM

Anonymous Justin G said…
The person that stands out to me and always helping someone out would probably be Noah. Noah is always there when anyone needs help and I think that’s why Noah always gets help when he needs it.

The people I see him helping a lot are also people that help him a lot. I think that relates to the commercial. Noah has helped me out a lot too.

One time at gym Shaylee got hit in the face with a dodge-ball and Noah was almost the first one over there since he was on her team.

I think that Noah would help anyone no matter what if they are his friend or not. Noah would have to be one of the best helping hands in this school and I don’t think that will change about him either.

March 25, 2010 12:54 PM

Anonymous Garrett said…
When I was watching this video one person came to my mind and that is Justin. The other day when we were outside for recess, Noah my best friend was running and he hit his head on a slide, he went to a fast stop and just set there for a little bit, when everyone else went on and played Justin stopped and helped him up. He also talked to him to cheer him up and he did and I really think this is sportsmanship.

March 25, 2010 12:54 PM

Anonymous destinyc said…
One good thing that I saw was when Cody.l helped our new student Cody.j by sitting with him and hagging out with him. I think Cody.j is starting to memorize names and starting to like it here (I think) So My point is if was not for Cody.l would he be talking or hiding in the corner. So thank you Cody.l.

March 25, 2010 12:57 PM

Anonymous Codyk said…
I think that people should help other people when they need help.
I have seen people do good things for people.
When the sixth grade are eating lunch and the little kids come in and hang there stuff up and one kid was having a really hard time,Justin would help the little kid hang his/her stuff up.

March 25, 2010 12:58 PM

Anonymous Beth E. said…
There is a girl that rides my bus and her name is Pacey. One day on the bus when we where about to go into the school she ran to catch up with me. I wondered why she was trying to catch up with me when she handed me my book. She said I had dropped it on the floor of the bus and it had slid under the seat when we came to a stop. Sometimes when the bus drivers look to see if we left stuff on the seats they don’t look under the seat so I would have lost my book if it had not been for her. Thank you Pacey (it was a library book too)!

March 25, 2010 1:59 PM

Anonymous Jacob A said…
There is a girl in my class named Katie. One day I saw that there was a kindergardener that was having a hard time hanging up her coat. Katie got up from the lunch table and helped the little girl hang up her stuff. Just think if Katie was not there then there might not have been anybody else willing to help that little girl. That is what I call responsibility.

March 25, 2010 2:15 PM

Anonymous Cierra D said…
I think that Bethanie should be included in the video. Beth and I were out at recess and a little boy fell. When Beth saw she ran over to help the little boy get up and pick up the milk that he dropped. Even though someone else was with the little boy Beth choose to help him.

March 25, 2010 2:16 PM

Anonymous Bethany K. said…
When I was watching the video there was someone that came to me and that person is Heather. She is a good friend and she is really nice. She has done some nice things too.Heather and I are in band together and at the end we have two people put stands away. Someone picked me and Justin to put the stands away. So Heather took my drums over to the office for me.

March 25, 2010 2:18 PM

Anonymous Nash C. said…
I noticed that since Kasi sprained her elbow, Kennedy helped her carry her books. I think this should be included because Kasi said she didn’t need help but Kennedy helped her anyway.

March 25, 2010 2:20 PM

Anonymous Kennedy said…
One active of kindness that I saw that would fit good in the video was when Tyler was sitting at the lunch table alone. Justin went over there and sat by him. Then as soon as Justin sat down beside him he had a smile on his face.

March 25, 2010 2:56 PM