Why hello there!
On August 2nd, last Thursday, I started my first day of high school as an incoming freshman knowing no one in my school at all. There were only 20 new people coming into my grade. Over those 9 days I was at school, here are some weird things that happened:
-My English teacher, dressed up in a 1970’s jumpsuit, was strangely disco dancing to “Somewhere over the Rainbow” when I walked in on the first day on Thursday
-My Advisory teacher cranked up the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” theme song during class and we all sing along while his giant wall sized poster of Steven Tyler stared at us
-My Professional Communications teacher told us to not make her mad or else she’ll “become a stereotypical black woman”
-My crazy Australian P.E. teacher hit me on the shoulder with a Frisbee when we were running around the gym listening to “Ice ice Baby” on the speakers
-I was told I should “marry the guy next to me and have babies”
-I practiced falling down gracefully and I told my World Geography teacher’s son in my grade I “loved him”
-We went to a college on Monday, and in the middle of the presentation the speakers put on this song:
…. and asked for volunteers to dance to it.
-This awkward guy in my grade asked me to be his girlfriend
-I accidentally framed someone whom I “thought” switched and colored my lock .. when the whole time, I was trying to open the wrong locker
-Half the cafeteria fought for the pen to sign up when they figured out 3 Seniors were going to make a club for future doctors
-Someone in my class recited Geography facts really fast when our teachers asked someone to pick the greatest “talent”
… I LOVE MY SCHOOL!! Most people are really friendly and the teachers (however crazy they may seem) know what they’re doing and they know how to make class more interesting. I feel more intelligent already.
My first day of school went pretty smoothly as well. In all my classes, we were pretty much just going over the rules and introducing ourselves. We also did a bunch of group exercises so we could get to know each other.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ADVICE TIP 1: Talk to everyone you see or sit next to unless like look like they want to throw you in an arena of carnivorous hungry dragons. 3/4 of the people I hang out with at school today I met on the first day of school. You only get one of those – don’t blow it and be shy. .. you’ll regret it at lunchtime!
I got lost a couple of times (despite having gone over where my classes were beforehand, and even drawing out a map for myself) but a friendly someone escorted me to the classes that were hard to find.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL TIP 2: People “label” you within the first 7 seconds that you start talking. This is why it’s so important to be yourself. And remember – walk into that door on the first day with CONFIDENCE. Nothing is more attractive than this.
When lunch time rolled around, I sat with around 15-20 people I met that day.
Overall, I made a lot of fun friends and I learned a lot as well. My 8 classes are:
- English 1
- Professional Communications (equivalent to Speech. It just has a fancy name)
- Theater ( I LOVE theater. There are so many crazy people. It is literally the class I wake up thinking about.)
- World Geography
- Geometry Honors
- French 1
- Biology Honors
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL TIP 3: When you wake up, do something that makes you happy!! On the first day, I listened to Disney songs and watched an Allstar interview. I jumped up and down because .. well.. it makes you feel silly! By the time I got to school, I was already in a good mood. This is crucial on your first day.
That’s really all there is to say for my first week! It sounded really crazy and action packed when I listed all the weird things that happened – but in reality, they didn’t happen all at once so it wasn’t too overwhelming. I think this school year will be good for me because I’ve almost gotten used to public speaking. In these 9 days, I’ve spoken in front of the class 7 times. (No joke!) It’s getting easier by the second :)
I wish you all the best! Here’s a really awesome song I discovered that has an epic hippie scene at the end :)
..AS I WAS COLORING THE TEXT THE PHONE RANG AND IT SAID “PRIVATE CALLER.” THEY LEFT A MESSAGE AND SOMEONE WAS BREATHING HARD. CREEPIEST THING EVER.
Perhaps.. it’s AMON. From Legend of Korra.
PS: I just updated my About Me page. I hope you have a lovely day full of sunshine, laughter, pot bellied pigs and Mary Poppins.