With it getting closer and closer to the end of my freshmen year in high school. I have decided to reflect about the good, the bad, and my first day of school. I attend a school that is different. I go to a project based learning school, this is different than most public schools in New York. Project based learning simply means that we do work that is based on real world problems.
On my first day of school I was very nervous and intimidated. I came to school a day after everyone else did. They all kind of knew each other, but I only knew my friend that came with me from my home district. My first day was spent with team bonding exercises. I thought this was a bit weird but I did it anyway. We had to get on this little piece of cloth, about the size of a normal pillowcase, and we had to flip it over without stepping off. After about 20 tries we did it. I had some fun but it was hot out and we were really close together. Then we had to stand foot to foot and walk 10 feet. It was hard because the person next to you couldn’t move unless you were ready, and you couldn’t move unless the other person next to you was ready. We took too long at this so we didn’t get to finish. Then to break the ice, we did a little skit in front of the whole school with about 10 people. It was hard because I get stage fright, but we failed in the middle and we all laughed about it, there were no hard feelings. I also met this really rad girl named Sydney.
Coming from a regular public school to this kind of school was hard for me. I wake up at 5 am and get on my bus at 5:45 am. I then had a 2 hour ride to school. I then arrived home at 4:45 pm. I used to play sports at my home school. Coming to this school mean I had to make sacrifices, I had to drop my soccer and basketball. I was a bit reluctant to, but I thought about my future. My college and future job can benefit from me doing this. I dropped them, my team was sad, but they understood my reasoning.
I like this school, and would most likely not go back to my home school. I miss them a lot, but this school better. The teachers, students, and other staff are easy to get along with and are there to help you throughout your high school years. Making new friends has not been a problem for me. The upperclassmen are helpful and supportive as well. On my first day, a few seniors helped me settle it, it made the transition a lot easier with them to help me.
What do you like most about your school? How was your first day of school?