First Day In School Essay

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Your first day at a school you just moved to. You only know some of the people whom you met through football. No one else. It’s almost like you’re on a whole new planet. That’s how I felt when I moved to Amherst in the fifth grade. I had already started football in early August, so I knew about twenty people. Even so, there were nearly seven hundred kids in the fifth and sixth grades alone. I ride the bus to school because my mom thinks I will meet some of the other kids in my neighborhood, and make some new friends. I don’t. We arrive at school, book-bags on and some people with their lunch bags in their hands, I walk through the doors, and there is a welcoming committee that gave all the students a bag of cookies, so students could feel accepted from the first day. I don’t. I am still nervous about meeting…show more content…
From then on, I was a team captain every time we played football or basketball. We come back in from playing outside, and I am still so euphoric from going to recess, that the rest of the day is a breeze, math and social studies classes. To sum up the day, we return to homeroom and talk about our first day at school for forty-five minutes. “It’s so refreshing to be back and hanging out with friends,” a kid announces to the group they are standing in. “I know, I haven’t seen you guys for a few months,” another kid chimes in. After I arrive back home, my mom questions me, “So how did your first day go?” “It was one of the most fun days of my life” I say, as I divulge into the story of the whole day. After I came to Amherst, I didn’t know how it would impact my life since being the new kid is nerve-racking at times. It caused me to be antsy at first about talking to people, and not wanting to share personal information about myself. I came to a realization a few years later, that this was the change I needed in my life, to be able to talk to people and step outside of my comfort circle, and it has shaped me to be the person I am
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