Today I got in some of the most trouble I ever have with my parents. Normally it's just because we are fighting in the car and they take our phones but not this time. This time was far worse than most things that I have done, and what you might ask, did I do? That is for you to ask me in person. However the main purpose of this reflection was not to talk about how I got in trouble, but to talk about my mistakes in trying to hide what I have done for years. For many years anything on my devices that I think my parents may get angry about I have deleted with no trouble and have never really been caught and what I found was that by never having anything bad it comes off as suspicious and clearly they know something is up and this is why I have decided to never ever delete anything from any of my devices because then I will be forced to keep everything okay for my parents eyes to see and I suggest that you guys do the same.
This is a very random topic but my ADD acted up and I started to think about this during my workout today. I realized that when people say "oh I'm not good at standardized tests" and someone responds with, " oh you mean that part where they test what you know?" It is not fair. On the last SSAT that I took I noticed that much of the stuff on the tests were things that were so far back on our academic timeline that we completely forget about them. An example is in the math sections when they ask questions which require knowing things we learned in sixth grade. While much of this stuff will come back to us with some time, some will not and that's what kills on standardized tests, at least in my case. I would just like to leave everyone thinking about how they respond to others in situations like this and were your responses empathetic to that person.
Like I said before, I am starting to get a little bit sick of all of these snow days. Today's snow day we only had around 2 inches of snow and suddenly schools off. I don't get why we as people who live in Massachusetts and shovel 2 feet of snow at a time to get to school , we don't do the same for 2 inches. It is a slightly ridiculous snow day call, but well appreciated. Due to my lack of common sense last night, I went to bed at 2 in the morning and thank god its a snow day because I can sleep in until noon giving me just the right amount of sleep, and then some. I'm not saying that I don't like snow days, but when we are losing vacation days to 2 inches of snow, that's ridiculous.
Like predicted last Friday, today we have a snow day. This is our sixth snow day this year and by this point they are starting to dock vacation days. As a school who does not typically have to make up our snow days, this is shocking, but as a school who makes everyday count, it is important. While I am having a lot of fun on these snow days, I am starting to get a little sick of having three and a half feet of snow out my window. I am looking forward to spending the rest of my snow day either watching a movie or playing in the snow
TGIF, the four letters that describe exactly how I feel every single Friday afternoon as I enter the Fenn campus. Thank god it is Friday. I get to go home after school and just relax, maybe have a friend over, watch a few movies, whatever I want because it's a weekend. This weekend is supposed to be an extended weekend with the prediction of a snow day on Monday and possibly a second on Tuesday which just means more time to hangout with friends watch some hockey games anything. As I'm sitting here writing it is hard not to get up and go play some games but all I'm thinking is TGIF. So what if I don't get this done today. I have the entire weekend and for that I am thankful.
Thursday's are almost always my favorite days of the week. I get to start off the morning by playing in the gym with my little brother. What a great way to start a day. From there I continue on to classes which are typically fun because for many of my Thursday classes the homework is not due until the following Monday. Especially in a D Day the homework is not due for a while due to the double bio on E Days. Lastly I get to finish off my day working with Mrs. Culp, Mr. Salvatore and the Mashona crew on the musical. This is possibly my favorite part of the day when we hangout with the Fenn and nashoba kids it always makes for a good time.
Monday's are horrible. Every Monday when I wake up it is the worst part of my week having slept in until noon the two days before and then waking up 6 hours earlier. I don't know if this happens to any of you guys but for me this "Monday" was horrible. However this "Monday" was not a Monday at all, but a Wednesday after a long weekend. Every Monday I consider what my week will be like and I wish I could just go back to sleep but then I have to get up and go to school. This week we only have 3 days and they are the easiest days in my seven day schedule. While Monday's are not always the best, this is the first time I have looked forward to a "Monday".
Today we have another snow day like I predicted yesterday. Yesterday I had a very good time in the snow and intend to do the same thing today. I will relax, play some video games, and probably go outside and build a snow fort, no matter how childish that might be. While we are still kids and this might sound weird coming from a kid, I feel like snow brings out the little kid in all of us. We go back to snowball fights and jumping off tall objects into the snow. I hope that everyone enjoys their few days off because we are going back to school tomorrow so enjoy it while you can
In the last two weeks of school we have had three snow days and will most likely have another tomorrow. Some say they are sick and tired of the snow, but when you have to work hard in school and you get a break for a few days because some frozen water is falling from the sky, there is nothing better. While I have spent the majority of this snow day sleeping, I intend to go outside and play in the snow, maybe have some friends over, or just sit by the fire and read, Moby Dick. I am having a great day and most likely will continue to enjoy my small break.
This poem is by one of my favorite slam poets, Taylor Mali. In this slam poem he is asked what he makes and he had his own view on what he makes beyond just from a financial standpoint. He goes on to explain all the other more meaningful things for him that he makes that fave nothing to do with his salary. I love this poem because often times when people think about jobs they think that they should not become a teacher because the don't make much. This poem proves this theory wrong by not taking the question asked literally but in a more metaphorical manner. Taylor Mali also has a great way of speaking to crowds that just keeps you hooked on what he is saying. While he has many other poems like this, I feel that this is one of his strongest.