Learning about Etymology might be very helpful for us whenever we do some reading. It might provide clarification for us for the words that we don’t understand. Greek and Latin Root words are one of the subjects that I’m learning about. Root words might be very helpful and essential for every student to break down the words that they are unfamiliar with. It is one of the strategies for me to learn about Root. The reason I say that is because, sometimes it was hard for me to know what the words really mean, but the root words help me to unlock those key.
So far I’ve learnt six units about Greek and Latin root words, but one of the favorite units is Bio, Photo, Phil (Life, Light, Love). Each example words of these root words are very deep. In addition, I like those root words, because it is about life. I’m fascinated about reading someone’s life which is Biography or Autobiography. Not only this, I love photography because I would love to express my feeling through it. Last but not least, I love philanthropist and philosophy. These words always stay in my mind; being a philanthropist with a positive philosophy! That is why I have a passion for each of these root words.
On the other hand, our facilitator Hannah is also working on our reading comprehension. There are seven different articles that I’ve been reading so far. They are:
Amongst those articles, Gandi is one of my favorite articles. He becomes one of my favorite inspirations after I read it. Gandhi is very thoughtful, empathy and very motivation. His morals and philosophies of non-violence assistence spread over the world. Everyone was very upset after losing him. If you don’t know who he is this is him:
Moreover, I also did some writing which one of the examples is Mini Personal Narrative. The goal is to talk about something that is about the past and memorable to ourselves. The paragraph is maximum 3 paragraph long. I wrote about my great-grandfather who passed away on 9/9/2018. He deserves this writing from me and he does deserve sharing about his life as an amazing great-grandpa for others. Here’s what I wrote:
My Biggest Inspiration
Who doesn’t feel lucky when they know that their great-grandparents still alive? I still have great-grandparents. I would never expect that I have a very happiness family! But one day on September, 9th, 2018……………
The smile had come, I’m so excited to meet my great-grandparents. I was a little 5 years old girl that was carrying by my parents walking toward my great-grandparents house. It was located in a small village in Banteay Meanchey that used to be part of Siem Reap. It was a rural area that was covered by a clear blue sky and golden rice field. My great-grandparents living in a wooden house that was surrounded by a lot of fruited-trees. When I was five years old, they were 75. My great-grandpa is the wise guy with grey hair . He is energetic, empathy, kind, proactive, and a patient guy, which everyone loves him. About my great-grandma, she is sweet, beautiful and adaptive. Well, it’s not a surprise saying that everyone in the village love them. When I was first arriving their house, I saw their adorable cows and pigs under the house. The moment of me feeding the cows with grass is still remaining in my brain and it will stay forever. My dad was filming me as well. I was smiling at the camera and started to walk up to the house. Every time I saw a buddhist book, my great-grandfather always popping up in my mind first. There’s no way I could forgot the day that I was introduced to buddhism history book. Great-grandpa, do you know? When I think about you, I always think about the advice, care, and the forgiveness that you give to me and everyone else. You’ve shown me a lot of unconditional love since I was young until I become a teenage. You provide me a peaceful world.
Until the day has come…
Tears drop, the sound of crying, smelling the incense smoke that was flying in the air. Why did my great-grandfather sleep and don’t get up? Now you’re keeping great-grandma alone! I know, you will sleep peacefully. He is now staying up high, listening to angels singing. The last time I saw you was on April 2018, and today, it is the 7th day that you’ve gone. I wish I was there before your last breath. I wish you were giving me a warm hug, seeing your beautiful smile again. So far, you’ve been such my amazing great-grandpa ever. I can’t explain how much you really mean to me. I promise I will remember and keep every advice you’ve told me and I promise I will keep it forever and ever! I’m so precious and glad to be your great-granddaughter. For the pleasants, values and everything you have given me throughout the years, that’s why it is very worth it for me to write and share it to everyone about my unique great-grandfather!
May your soul rest in peace!
Finally, I learnt something new from literacy. I believe that it is one of the major subjects that everyone should learn. Last but not least, I strongly support this quote by Dr. Seuss “The more that you READ, the more THINGS you will KNOW. The MORE you LEARN, the more PLACES you’ll GO!”