On Oct. 19th, SHBS teachers and students made appraisals of their homerooms and dorm rooms to pick out the most beautiful ones. During the spare time from morning to noon, students were busy making the final decorations in their respective homerooms.
At the CAS time in the afternoon, teachers and students paid visits in turn to different classrooms and boys’and girls’ dorm rooms.
Each homeroom was unique in its interior layout and decoration. Some of them were characterized by a warm and sweet atmosphere. Decorated with brightly colored papers, parents’ wishes and students’ remarks, these rooms filled us with warmth and motivation; Other rooms were decorated in an unrestrained and vigorous style that brimmed with talent. Adorned with colorful posters, colored lights and pendants etc., those rooms looked fancy and mysterious; Still others were made quite academic with the covers of various textbooks, notes on English sentence patterns and vocabulary pinned on the walls, always reminding students of their own role and responsibility. One classroom was even decorated in an usual style, with drapes drawn and lights off, and with candles and pumpkins placed on the desks, filling it with a mystic atmosphere.Students were dazzled by these classrooms. Some of them were discussing with their partners about the decoration of each room so that they could grade it, while others were enjoying the beauty of the rooms while grading them. Our homerooms did live up to its name, and they gave us more pleasure when we were studying inside them.
Many striking features could be found in the decorations of dorm rooms. Since it was the first time for some boys and girls to exchange visits to each others’ dorm rooms, they felt a little curious and excited.Quite a few boys were amazed at the good living conditions and the spacious rooms when they visited some of the girls’ dorm rooms on the second floor. An electronic talking device was installed in one of the rooms, so on entering it, you would hear a voice say “Welcome”. In another room, different flavors of milk tea were thoughtfully posted on the walls,telling visitors different tastes of those living in this room. Some students replaced several pieces of their dorm furniture with more comfortable chairs. Others installed shelves in their dorm room and put all kinds of food on them, making it more like their home.The girls’ dorm rooms on the third floor also distinguished themselves by pleasant scents. Various photos on the walls made some dorm rooms very distinctive. Bookshelves filled with books revealed a strong academic environment in others.
Boys’ dorm rooms were worth visiting, too. The interior decoration and layout of boys’ dorm rooms were vastly different from those of girls’. Some had shelves fixed so that they could make the best use of their space. Music was being played in some rooms, with packets of snacks placed on the desk to treat the visitors. Some rooms were plain and tidy,while others boasted elements of science and technology.
A homeroom class is a community, so is a dorm room. In addition to winning honor by discussing and working together to decorate their rooms, students also gained unity and cohesion. Through this activity, we feel more strongly that everyone belongs to this community,we are more clearly aware of our own responsibility, and we realize that this community is our home.
No matter what the results of this appraisal activity will be, we still believe that in our eyes, the most beautiful place is our homeroom, our dorm room and our community.