Personal Narrative: My First Day In A New School

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One, breathe in, two breathe out, one, two, one two… It was a typical afternoon to most people, a day like any other, just another simple day in their life. For me, it was one of the most nerve wracking days ever, it was the first day of school in a new country. I moved from Korea to America just a few weeks ago and it was finally time to go to school and begin a new chapter of my life. It wasn’t the going to school part that scared me, it was that I couldn’t speak english well and everything was so different. As I walked along the road to my new school, I spent a few minutes worrying about what school would be like. Would everyone think I was stupid and weird because I couldn’t talk in english? Will I be able to make new friends? What if…show more content…
We shuffled down the hallway, in between all the blue metal lockers, until we reached a hall lit with the sunlight pouring through the windows. Here, there were cubbies stuffed with backpack and coats of all assortments of colors. My hands tightly clenched onto my own backpack, which was pink and I picked up excitedly at the store the before, to hide my nervousness. Carefully walking around, I examined a couple of the drawings that my soon to be classmates have done. I noticed that the door to one of the classrooms was open and peeked in. The classroom was decorated with blue paper and cut out sea creatures, making it resemble an ocean. I looked around in awe, and at that moment, I made eye contact with the teacher. She stared at me with a curious look and a second later it seemed as if she remembered that a new student was coming today. She got up and started to walk quickly towards me. I jerked backwards, quickly dashing to hide behind my parents. I heard the teacher and my dad have a friendly conversation. They laughed and talked, and the only thing I could understand was one word that seemed to come out often, my name. I whispered to my mom asking what they were talking about. She translated it in Korean telling me that my dad told her I was nervous for the first day of school and she said that it was alright and that there was nothing to be…show more content…
Epstein took my hand and gave me a warm smile. I bit my lip it was finally the time I was the most worried for, I had to go in and stay in the classroom without my parents. Waving my hand, I said goodbye to my parents and followed Ms. Epstein into the classroom. I found that all 19 pairs of eyes were on me. I looked at the teacher worriedly. She patted me on the back and clapped her hands once saying that it was snack time. I didn’t know what to do so I quickly nodded and shuffled to an open seat. I tried to act as if everything was fine but I was panicking because I didn’t realize I was supposed to bring a snack. Staring at the empty spot on the table in front of me, I just sat there until I felt a light tap on my shoulder. I immediately froze, petrified with the thought of having to speak in english. Still, I slowly turned my head and I saw a girl with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes carefully asking me if I wanted to share her snack. Honestly, I only understood a few words in her sentence but that was more than enough. I was so overcome with gratitude and I managed to stutter out and quiet thank you. She grinned and replied, “You’re very welcome”. Even as the day continued, she stuck with me, and saying things once in awhile and of course I replied with my poor english. Thanks to that girl I was able to survive the first day of school without breaking down and it made me feel for the first time that day that this chapter of my life might not actually be filled
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