Going to a new school is tough going to multiple schools is tougher. In the book Wonder, August feels what it’s like to be the new kid at school; I could totally relate to this, as I have gone to many schools and experienced the dread and anticipation that goes along with it. August is transferring in to a school instead of getting home schooled, I have never been home schooled but I have been moved across country from Hawaii to South Carolina. It was a huge transition because I wasn't used to the different people. I was a little first grader in a huge school filled to the brim with first to eighth graders, so I didn’t know how to act yet.
About a week before school started, I had a serious talk with my parents and told them that I would get this done. I remember thinking “this will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life and it would either make me or break me.” When school finally started, I kept my job. I didn’t realize how tough of a challenge it would be until I found myself coming home at 11:30 with loads of work to do. I still didn’t let that bring me down and every day I showed up for classes I took things serious. I was extremely motivated to overcome something that seemed
Luckily, I managed to land a job as a camp counselor, but something was still missing. Finally, I realized that I wanted to go back to school. Going back to school drastically changed my life. My work ethic, free time, and self – esteem have all changed my daily life for the better. When I was in high school I think it is safe to say I was a pretty good student.
Middle school, however, was a great challenge for me. As middle school began, hard working and social life had shaped a hefty problem for me. Middle school brought forth harder work, and attending a different school expunged almost all of my previous friends. I began to work much harder as a student, because I felt that it was important to receive superb grades. However, this affected my life with friends in later years.
The Concussion While growing up my life had always been about basketball. Because of playing this sport I ended up getting an injury that not only injured my body but also my life. My injury was not like any other injury to the body, it was to my head. I didn’t know it then but brain injuries are hard to fully heal from. I learned this when I had thought that I got over my concussion until my grades started to plunge due to the fact that I was missing school because of migraines that had me crying myself to sleep and that were so bad that I wasn’t able to function normally.
I am going into the seventh grade and I have a lot of worries. Even though I have been going to Claymont my whole life I still many worries for seventh grade. My first worry for seventh grade is getting a lot of homework. I am afraid to get a lot because I’m afraid I won’t get it all done. I also play volleyball and I have it after school everyday.
It's an absolute pleasure to know that the people I helped were able to inspire me. I can't wait until I'm able to get that feeling of inspiration next year. For awhile I felt that I would never make it through high school because I could not get over the fear of talking in front of people. The 8th graders were more outgoing than I was when I first joined. They had no trouble coming up to me and asking for my name.
Although chasing perfection can be seen as a downfall, it has shaped who I am and what I have accomplished. Simultaneously, allowing this drive to become hyperfocused can quickly become my greatest downfall. As high school progressed, I realized that I was constantly seeking perfection within my academic classes and extracurriculars. Every time I achieved “perfection,” it gave more reason to push and explore further. Every time I failed, I became an emotional wreck because the idea of “failure” had always been foreign to me when I pursued things I cared about.
The biggest obstacle I will ever face, is the fight against my mind and my body due to my ADHD. My mind can’t stay silent, and I constantly have a million thoughts floating around. I feel the urge to move and twitch every five seconds. I struggle to focus in class, and sometimes I struggle to keep up. Every day I feel like I should just give up because I will never be able to beat my disorder.
Raised all my life in Puerto Rico and then transferring to America was a great challenge. I had to overcome various difficulties in order to adapt to new ideas, cultures, and lifestyles. One of the obstacles I encountered was adapting to school. Since I was five my parents wanted me to imbibe the English language in order to have an exceptional future filled with opportunities, but when I arrived all my hard work in learning English did not seem to matter at my middle school. I arrived in this country thinking I was going to be in the most challenging classes and be at the top but reality smacked me in the face the first day I entered eighth grade.
So many times I have gotten sick because I got up so early and it was cold so I got sick because I didn 't get enough sleep. This isn 't just me who suffer from this, every kid does. Teens need sleep to develop and to be healthy. I have gotten better grades in later classes then early classes because my brain is able to wake up. The other problem with school starting so early, is that
Even though time was of the essence, I procrastinated the whole weekend to get the homework done. I still believe that there was no point in getting my homework done earlier because of the fact that good things come to those who wait. It was only a matter of time until I completely knocked out, sleeping like a baby until the sound of my alarm clock woke me
After trying for many years to get better grades with little to no success, I gave up on trying and just accepted whatever grade I ended up with. When I got into middle school and started taking classes like Algebra 1 and Spanish that would count for high school credit, it became very apparent to me that the grades that I get in these classes could very easily affect my high school GPA and my ability to get into a college of my choice. It was this realization that pushed me to further improve myself and my better being. During the seventh grade I got diagnosed with ADHD and started a medication regiment that significantly helped me focus and understand the lessons that my teachers were teaching. All of this was great and my grades did significantly improve, but the cons
When I was in seventh grade my grades were struggling because I was immature and never did or turned in my homework. This was partially the result of my age. I am a year younger than most of the rest of my class. My parents, teachers, and administrator got together and discussed the benefits of holding me back to redo the seventh grade. I wasn 't fond of the idea, mostly because all of my friends would be moving on without me.
But, after what seemed like hours, I became mentally exhausted. The games got harder and I couldn’t think. I stopped caring. After the they said the test was over I knew I could have done better, but it was so long I just gave up. Walking back to the waiting room, I was upset at myself because I was afraid of disappointing my Mom with my poor performance.