Statistic #2 from the first question effects me personally because I remember in middle school when I took PE for one year that a lot of people just stood around did nothing and most of the teachers didn’t care. I had my own group that actually ran the miles, played basketball, did our stretches with the proper technique and cared. Even know in high school, where we have the option to take online course for Physical Education people just take it so they can pretend to do the work. Honestly if I had the option to take only Personal Fitness at school I would do it. Not that I have anything against doing it online, where I will actually do the things that you instructor tell me to do and not just sit around and pretend because honestly I think that is stupid but many people actually do that.
When I first found out I wouldn’t be graduating, it was an Eye Opener for me. I had no clue what I would do, Consequently, I couldn’t pass the algebra 1 EOC test, along with the SAT or ACT. I thought to myself if I could at least have good enough grades I will get by. I don’t know why I thought that. I just really hoped for the best, later down the road 2 months have passed, I was sitting in 7th period and then my teacher got a call telling me to head down to the guidance counselor called me down, we talked about the direction I was going, my GPA was right where it should be.
My greatest accomplishment is I made it to high school. It wasn't easy for me because I never did very well in my classes, especially on tests. I was so afraid that I wasn't going to pass my End-Of-Grade tests to get out of elementary school, much more nervous about middle school, but somehow I did it. I remember when the test's started at the end of the year I was so stressed and worried that I wasn't going to pass. It all started in 6th grade when we had End-Of-Grade tests.
I was able to maintain a 3.8 GPA through everything but I was put on academic probation for my scholarships. The experience was traumatic one that I would never forget especially the mean people in the Juvenile Detention Center and mase. Upon returning to school she started again and we had an argument, we were suspended for 10 more days and token back to JDC for a campus disruption. Finally, I got kicked out which was the happiest day of my life; I was going to a much better place where I’d always wanted to go Lakewood High School. I wish I could’ve went to Lakewood as a freshmen and maybe I wouldn’t have been in so much trouble, which was definitely a learning experience.
7th and 8th graders are too young to know how to (or correctly) flirt, kiss, date, love, etc. And like how embarrassing is it to have your parents drive you everywhere for YOUR dates? I've seen many middle school relationships, and as a Junior in high school, they make me sick. Most middle school people only go in relationships to act older or cooler, not because they love the person. So, what's you opinion?
0Njoroge 1 Victor Njoroge English 1301.C06 Dr. Kirby September 14, 2011 Literacy Narrative After reading and understanding Mr. Rodriguez’ story, it made me think back to my Spelling Bee competition back in the eighth grade. I was new to the competition, which made me nervous and somewhat intimidated by the other kids. I arrived at school, where the competition was being held and quickly reviewed some of the words for the competition. As time went by both judges and students arrived one at a time, with students having high hopes of winning. We all walked inside the auditorium and glancing at the wall, I saw quite possibly the worst painting I’ve ever seen, it looked like a robot with fairly diminutive hands and lengthy fingers.
Mr. Foster invited me to eat lunch with the students, but I declined because I did not want to get in trouble with anyone. When I explained to the students that I was observing them for a high school class, I did not have to. Kim Bearson, a student who knew me from the YMCA, interrupted me and said, “I know. You’re in high school.” Interestingly, I had not even told Kim that I was in Child Development, and her mother did not know either. The second graders did not seem to have any larger of an attention span than the kindergartners.
You could also have time to finish your homework if you couldn’t the night before. This year on Wednesday, October 12 we took our PSAT’s and the seniors didn’t have to be at school until 11:30 in the morning because they didn’t have to take them. Instead they had to take the SAT’s but I don’t know the exact dates they would take them. I expected not to see any seniors in my classes that I have seniors in. But I was shocked to see all of them actually show up.
Of course we had fun and learned a lot of school related topics, but there was one thing I noticed my 8th grade year. We had a lot of “less fortunate” kids. Some of the field trips we would normally take, we couldn’t because they couldn’t afford to go. It was really sad, but then again the students couldn’t actually do something about it. Bullying is such a big subject now because it happens to everyone.