# The ABC's of School

### By, Drew Sallman

School is a fantastic destination for you to learn something new! But what could you learn? You are just about to find out what you’re going to learn today! Let’s start with a, for arithmetic.

## The ABC's

Arithmetic is the process of calculation. It is greatly related to mathematics, by using numerals and symbols to complete equations. The numerals used are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 0, found in everyday life. Some symbols used are +, -, ×, ÷, /, ¹, and lots of others.

B stands for book. A book is a written or printed stack of paper, including a spine, and two covers. On the paper inside the book are some written or printed words that either tells a story, cover knowledge, a poet, and so on.

C stands for computer. That’s what you’re reading this article on right now! A computer is a very useful device, often found and used in modern days. It is classified as an electronic, which can store information. They can help you tons, with speed and accuracy. Computers can help you acquire knowledge about a topic, and can calculate lots of things.

D stands for decimals. Decimals are a symbol used in mathematics, and look exactly like a period. They are used to separate whole numbers and fractions or parts of one. The fractions are displayed as numerals.

E stands for education. Education is a synonym for learning. It means getting taught, and acquiring knowledge. It’s not all about that, but learning health, music, safety, physical education, art, crafts, language, you name it! A great place for education is school.

F stands for fractions. Fractions are a part of a number. They are a little like decimals, but aren’t measured in numerals. It is made up of a numerator, line, and denominator.

G stands for grading. Grades are used to evaluate and record data from someone. It is often used by teachers to evaluate how a student is doing, and see if they need help. It can be measured by A B C D F, or percentages and fractions.

H stands for health. Health is all about your body, and how it functions. You contain good health if you never get sick, don’t carry diseases, don’t get cavities, etcetera. There are health classes in most schools, that teach you how to take care of your body, and safety tips.

I stands for insect. Insects are six legged relatively small creatures that hide in the grass, or maybe fly. Some may lay eggs, too. They can be seen everywhere! Some examples of insects are flies, moths, bees, butterflies, and ants.

K stands for kindergarten. It is the grade before the first grade. Children who go to kindergarten are kids in the ages of five and six. You learn art, music, physical education, and maybe reading and writing.

L stands for language. A language is a system of communication. They are complicated to learn. They are inside books what people say, when you write, and in feature articles… like this! It is written in letters and symbols. There are many different types of languages out there. What you’re reading right now is English!

M stands for mathematics. Mathematics, or math for short, is a useful way of calculating. In fact, calculating is math! In math, you use numerals and symbols to solve equations. You also study geometry, algebra, and more!

N stands for nursing. It’s a job where you help the injured or sick become better. It involves lots of nonmusical instruments, like glasses, gloves, Band-Aids, stiches, knifes, and you know, stuff. It’s very important!

O stands for order of operations. That is the order you need to follow to complete a math equation. It is the order of parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and then subtraction. For example, (2×2) +1÷1-3=1, and not 3.

P stands for preschool. Preschool is the early version of school, usually just for 3 or 4 year olds. It isn’t really a grade, but before kindergarten. You learn how to get along with others, meet new friends, and you get to play, because you’re young! You will also learn safety tips.

Q stands for quick. If you’re quick, you move with speed and acceleration. If you’re quick at reading, you read fast. If you’re quick at calculating, your fast in math.

R stands for research skills. They are the skills you need to research, duh! Some are to ask questions, grab only the important info, and concentrate. Remember, the only way to answer a question, is by asking one.

S stands for the broad field of science. Science is where you research a topic with your research skill, study it, and look for clues. Someone who studies science is called a scientist. Chemistry, earth, wild life, space, and weather are all great examples of science topics.

T stands for teaching. If you teach, you help someone learn something. In fact, this article is teaching you something right now! If you teach, you are considered a teacher. Parents, friends, and family are all good teachers. In school, the people who lead you are teachers, which help you acquire knowledge, be a great citizen, teach skills, and how to live!

U stands for the huge universe. The universe is everything. Everything is in the universe. This computer, your desk, our star and planets, and even you are part of it. The universe also holds all matter, space, and time. It is very big, too big to accurately record its amazing size!

V stands for verb. A verb is a part of speech that expresses an action. For example, fallen, sent, ran, and swim. Next to V is W. W stands for week. A week is a period of time, representing seven days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Each of those days are made up of 24 hours.

X stands for xylophone. A xylophone is an instrument, sorted in the percussions. They contain around 44 rosewood or plastic bars that are different sizes, each with their own tone. The bars are arranged like a piano’s keys would be.

Y stands for yellow jacket. A yellow jacket is a bee-like bug that can sting rapidly and repeatedly. They make nests out of paper, by chewing up wood. The nests can be found underground, and in trees.

Now that you have learned much new, how about a snack in the cafetiria? I hope you learned lots more about these topics in school! See ya!