In the poem, Steve feels anxiety about starting school again, I relate to this in a big way! I feel anxiety about going to school everyday! I always think,"what if I can 't find anyone to sit by, or I hope I don 't embarrass myself." In the summer I have no pressure to fit in or do good, I 'm more myself. I hangout with my friends and enjoy the summertime and making memories.
Straight A’s on a report card after a long stressful semester. School’s out and now the whole summer is for relaxing, or is it? No, because you totally forgot about that AP summer assignment you picked up before school ended, didn’t you? Now you are going to be putting off the packet of work until last minute where you’re going to stress about not having it done and last minute be rushing to complete it. Piles of work accumulating into the deep pits of your binder and yet there doesn’t seem to be enough time to get to it.
Carl Sandburg’s quote brings many thoughts to my mind, especially at this time of the year. Finals are almost over, summer break is about to begin, but I feel as if many questions still remain. Questions such as what have I learned, Who am I as an individual, and what decisions will I take?, and if I will continue going to school once break is over. Reading the quote it’s obvious that Carl was referring to life overall, and not to one’s educational life, but these questions still seem to apply to me and to my daily life. ‘who am I” This is the first question Carl presents to us.
His doubts of my seriousness student were palpable, and there due to my minimal oral participation in the class. Though I understood where he was coming from, I saw myself as more of a reticent but engaged student, completely capable of wrestling with a course like AP US. He agreed to let me take the entrance test after weeks of constant inquiry. After a month of waiting I received an email say that I had been accepted into the class. When I ecstatically approached him the next day and questioned him about the test, he said that I was ready for a class of a higher level and that mine was one of the best essays overall.
Middle school is a very different time, a time to start discovering yourself. Many people figure out what makes them truly happy, or what they want to do with their life during this time. It’s also the road to high school, the last stop of your standard American education. As a middle school graduate, I’ve dealt with all the ups and downs, all the A+’s and the C-’s, all the old and new friends, and all the choosing of classes. Electives are the time to have something you enjoy in school, to pick what makes you happy, but also what will help you later.
In the short stories “Paul’s Case” and “Babylon Revisited,” the main characters encounter many obstacles while on their journey to achieve what they desire. In the short story “Paul’s Case” by Willa Cather, Paul is a shy young man who avoids the social norm and does what he wants. Paul struggles a lot in school especially with his teachers because he always talks back and rarely does his schoolwork. After being suspended for a week, Paul tells the school he wants to come back even though he is lying. While being accused of many things and getting yelled at by his teachers Paul just stands there smiling.
This week in field observations, I noticed that the students in the first hour were extremely active. Some of the students were getting up out of their seat to touch other students, and taking other students supplies to complete their assignment. The students also started talking about their future and how they planned on not having children. The teacher told them to stop talking and to focus back on their assignment. The next class was more calmed than the other class but, one behavior issue occurred from a student.
It’s a childish act believe to waste time. Most individuals are busy and spend most of their days working and doing things to support their family. Most college students spend all day reading, studying, and cramming for that big exam. Most people set aside reading for fun and instead spend that time stressing about the life they aren 't enjoying. McCloud illustrates that as a person ages, reading becomes a passive activity that no one pays mind too.
For example, in high school as a teenager in they expect for their new students to act like young adults. Unlike middle school where teachers hold your hand and walk through everything high school is not like that. In high school, most teachers are not going to beg their students for them to turn in work that is missing or late. I learned first-hand last year I was a bit slacking in my science grades, missing work, Forgetting makeup work. My teacher never reminded me or told me multiple times to do my work.
Summer was winding down and I was getting ready for school. I was kind of nervous but I felt good. I was ready to out of middle school. I heard that the upper classman were really rude to the freshman so I was nervous. On the first day of school it was only freshman.