I love poems

Dear Students 

Today, I’m in a ‘poetic’ mood, and I have a lovely poem to share with you. Do read this one:

My Sister My Friend

by Zhai Dueñas

My beautiful sister

My beautiful sister

To me you are an angel in disguise.
Full of intuition, intelligent and wise.
Always giving and helping through good times and bad times.
You are the best friend I’ve ever had.

If I had one wish it would surely be
to give you as much you’ve given me

Though I’ve put our relationship through some cloudy days,
you’ve been my sunshine in so many ways.
Though trials and tests, right by me you stood,
and gave me your hand whenever you could.

Thank you so much my sister, my friend
My gratitude for you has no end….

Source: Family Friend Poems

Did you like it? Did you understand the meaning? Would you like to write a poem about someone who is your true friend?

Do send me your poem after you’ve written it. I’ll post it in Comments. It need not be very long, even 4-5 lines will do. The end-words need not rhyme, either.

Sanjukta Sivakumar


Study Club

Dear Learners of Classes VI-IX

I think, a few of you feel stressed whenever you have to study. I have two solutions to that problem:

  1. Take regular and strenuous physical exercise. It will improve the blood-circulation and supply to the brain, making you feel much happier and stress-free.
  2. Solve the problem that is difficult NOW, without worrying about the test to come. This will stop you disliking study.

I have one further suggestion to help you cope with preparation for tests.

Start a Study Club with your own particular friends. In this club, you should set study targets and dates for completing work set. This does include homework, but should also include intensive reading for revision, learning grammar, memorising formula and equations, solving maths problems, writing question-answers, etc. I also suggest that you scribble new terms, difficult words, equations, etc. while reading/learning so that you remember them better.

The club rules can be:

  • Set study targets for all subjects.
  • Set targets for every week.
  • Set reasonable and realistic targets.
  • Compare targets met with your friends.

When you know that your friends are all studying, then you too will feel like completing your work, instead of wasting time. This is self-motivation for good study habits and efficient time-management.

Do let me know if you follow these suggestions, and whether they help you study better, without getting too tense about tests.