In the chapter “Kura” from Baby No-Eyes written by Patricia Grace it is written by the grandmother in a letter to her grandson Shane who is tell him a story about the past. The story is told by the point of view of the grandmother as a young girl who was put in charge by her grandmother to take care of her little sister or what they call “tiena”. She was in charge of bring Riripeti to school each day and to make sure that she stand in line in school. Riripeti did not know a lot of English so school was hard for her. She did not know the students were talking about in class or when the teacher would ask her question and she would not answer.
In addition, when she had to take her Abuela to church, she started to pray really loud and make a fool out of herself. At that moment, she just wanted for her grandmother to go away. In the end, Abuela is infuriated and enraged at Connie for treating her so incompetently. Because we both had similar experiences and thoughts, we both learned the same moral. Unlike the way we both acted, family should be valued because it is more important than pride.
As I saw the world of America as soon we landed, I knew that I had an opportunity to succeed if I tried my best. My mom, my dad, my brother; no one knew how to speak English. We had to get help from my aunt to find a house and fill in the application for attending school. I attended Strawberry Point Elementary School in San Francisco without knowing any English. I was scared, yet determined to succeed.
Surely getting international level education which provides you with a foreign certificate has an extortionate price, but my family enrolled me in an international school starting first grade. I cannot recall how exactly I learned to read in my early stages of education, but I remember that I hated it. I’ve always disliked reading, I thought it was very boring. My school mainly focused on teaching students to be proficient in English and barely met the government requirements of our first language, Arabic. One of the things I remember in my first few years of school is going to the library at the end of each week to pick up a book to be read by the help of our parents during the weekend.
Time after time, the lady who I believed to be a home school teacher for her kids assisted me with my constant homework questions. It wasn’t until years later where I learned she was simply a mother of homeschooled kids and not a teacher as I believed. All the help she provided was to simply help her friends in a time of
Madelynn had always wanted be a doctor since she was little. She has always loved the idea of helping people and making them feel better. As Madelynn says ,"As I got older and learned more about the career I fell even more in love with the whole idea of it." In high school Madelynn was never been a bad kid. Madelynn says that her teacher did not really influence her decision to become a doctor.
I wake up to do everything by myself, cook, clean, go to school, and especially homework. The workload from school kept getting harder each year, and it got worse during the start of high school. When I first arrived back from my first day of 9th grade I had to annotate a poem written by Shakespeare. As I sat down to do the homework I realized I didn 't know what annotating meant. I asked my parents for help and they didn’t even knew who Shakespeare was.
As a child, Malala enjoyed learning and reading outside. Her father Ziauddin owned an all girls school in which Malala attended. This school supported the family and supplied them with money to purchase general needs. Malala lived a normal life until 2007. At age 10 the Taliban took control of Swat valley banning things like music televisions and a year later females attending school.
My first year in the United States is probably the only year of my life that I wish had never happened. I was struggling with learning English, being familiar with the American culture, and finding friends. In the first six months, I had to ask my teachers and classmates to repeat themselves in order for me to understand what they were saying. I was very embarrassed, but I did not have any other choice. I felt under a huge pressure because my parents wanted me to make all A 's and I felt like I owe this to them because the only reason we moved here was for my brother and I to have the opportunity to study in this country and become successful doctors and make our future bright.
While only in elementary school, Patty tested and was accepted into the GATE, or Gifted and Talented Education, program at her school. Unfortunately, attending this program interfered with her ability to walk Chris to school every day, and since both parents left for work before school started, Patty was the only person available to walk him to school. Now, my mom had to choose between enrolling into the GATE program or walking her little brother to school. Eventually, she came to realization that she really had no personal input in the situation; she knew that she had to continue to walk her brother to school every day. Even at such a young age, my mom had already learned selflessness, one of the most difficult attributes to