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In Language Arts we are reading the book The Giver, and at age twelve the kids are given an Assignment. I think my Assignment would be nurturer. A nurturer is a person who cares for he newborn babies until they are given to the families. I think I would be a nurturer because I love kids and babies. I think it will be fun to care for babies. That is what I think my Assignment would be.
In Language Arts class we just started reading The Giver, so far from what we have read, in the book there is a community where everything is “perfect”; no war, no fear and no choices. When a group of kids turns 12 there is a ceremony. In this ceremony you are assigned a job which you will do for the rest of your life.
If I was in The Giver I think I would get the role of doctor when I turn twelve. This is because I am very skilled with my hands because of the hours of piano I do each day. I also do very well in all of my subjects in school and can understand a lot of things.
In our class we are reading “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. If I were given an Assignment I think that the Elders would select the job of Doctor (not surgeon!) for me. I believe they would because I enjoy taking care of people, learning remedies on my own, and making my own concoctions (although I don’t make medical ones, I don’t have the equipment. They also have to be certified to give a concoction to a person). I can also study for long periods of time already, which is important because doctors have to go through a lot of medical training, and have a pretty good memory. However, I get sick easily but would hopefully grow out of it.
I think that my assignment would be author. I would be an author because I love to read and write. I read whenever possible. Even though I am a very picky reader, I always find something to read that interests me. Writing is something that interests me greatly. I write with my friends Ryan and David, during LA class, recess, tutorial, and even French class. Writing is my passion, and I think that I would be a great author. That is why I think that the Elders would assign me the job of author.
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In language arts we are reading The Giver. At age twelve kids in The Giver get their job assignments. If I were to be assigned a job I would like it to be a baker. This is because in my free time I enjoy baking new things and sharing them with my family. I love seeing their faces when they try the baked goods I make. I would like to be known for my baking just like my mom is known for her cheese! I enjoy baking very much because it is like a puzzle. It is like a puzzle because you are putting all the ingredients together like puzzle pieces. Also, my family says I’m a sweet tooth! It makes sense that I love to bake because I am a picky eater and don’t like certain things that are in many main courses. For example, I won’t eat anything with onions in it! Baking inspires me to try new foods and be creative with the process. I would definitely hope baking would be my assigned job in the community!
In LA class we are reading a book called The Giver. In The Giver, in December, there is the ceremony of Twelves. When you turn twelve, you get your assignment. I think I would be the leader of the Recreation center because I like sports. That is what assignment I think I would get.
In L.A we are reading The Giver. After reading chapters 2,3 and 4 our teacher asked us what we thought our assignment would be. If I lived in an Utopian society I think my assignment would be Instructor because I love teaching and kids (that are younger then me)! I have always loved school and respected my teachers. They really do have a tough job dealing with us. I have always wanted to do what my teachers are doing. When I was seven I used to play school with my neighbors and I was always the teacher. So I think that I would enjoy being an Instructor.
I think my assignment in The Giver would be a Nurturer. I think so because ever since I was young I have loved taking care of babies. When my little cousin was born I was seven years old and I loved playing with him and helping take care of him. I have also recently had a chance to take care of my baby sister. She is growing so fast and she is adorable. These are the reasons why I think my assignment would be a Nurturer.
In class we are reading The Giver, a book about a utopian society. At age Twelve, every child is given an Assignment. But before that, there are rules – though adults have to follow those too. Bike rules are sometimes broken, however. Also, there is a Receiver. The Receiver decides about the laws. If I had to be assigned an Assignment, I would want to be a Nurturer – someone who takes care of those that are not yet Ones (babies). The reason is I love animals – especially caring for them. Since there are no animals in the Giver, I would settle for babies, which are the next best thing. I love caring for animals, so I would love caring for babies. Also, I would want to help them grow to be good people.