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Join an 8th grade American History class in Liberty, Missouri as they read the historical novel "The Year of the Hangman" and ask what would have happened if the Patriots would have lost the American Revolutionary War....

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Week 1 - Question #2

Creighton had been kicked out of a couple schools for his behavior and was often having to start over at new schools. Think about a time when you had to start at a new school - maybe because you moved or maybe because you are starting at the next level of school (from grade school to middle school for example). What was the thing that scared you the most about having to start at a new school?

20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

One time that i have had to move to a new school is miving from lms to svjh i new most people at lms and hardly none at svjh. What scared me the most was try to meet new people and make some new friends, i was shy at the beginning of the school year and now that i know some people i'm not as shy.
-Taylor Hr.2-

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Lexi H. said...

I remember when my school decided to switch me to the new elementary that was being built. I was in 3rd grade and my biggest fear was not having any friends. I remember thinking that i would be all alone. I'm not the most independent person, at a new school i think everyone fears being alone. If i was Creighton, i would be alot more afraid in the colonies than he is. He doesn't even seem to care that he's alone. It's like he doesn't care about his life.

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Sara in MN said...

I have always been homeschooled, so when I went to public school, I was incredibly nervous. I had heard terrifying stories of the older students there. I thought I was prepared for public school, but I quickly learned that I was wrong. I was teased a little for being so shy and homeschooled, but I stuck with it and made many friends. Looking back, I realize there is a lot I have learned about people, but so much more to know.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Erin B said...

When I started a new school the thing I was most scared about was making new friends. I was scared that no one would like me or want to be my friend.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Megan Y. said...

I think that a couple of things would scare me about attending a new school. One, is that I would be unfamiliar with my surroundings. Also, I wouldn't have anybody to talk with and I would have to be myself and try to meet new people and become friends with others. This has happened to me before so I know what it feels like to move to a different school. I used to live in Arizona and then in first grade my family moved here so it was very different for me. One more reason is because you might not know as much information on a certain topic in class while others do.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Will S. said...

The hardest part about moving to a new school was making new friends. Actually the hardest part was building up the courage to talk to the people I knew nothing about. But once you talk to them and get to know them you will have friends in no time.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Dave S. said...

When I moved to a new school, I think the hardest part was trying to find a place to fit in and trying to find friends. Although Creighton seemed to be very snotty in this book and he tended to look down upon everybody, he was still not afraid to meet anybody and was never shy. Perhaps if he was among people he considered of his own status and nationality, he would not have acted as rudely as he did towards the Americans.

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been to five schools because my family and I moved and the hardest part about moving was the new school that you had to go to. You don't know anyone that goes to the school and you are shy and you don't talk until someone talks to you. I think you are afaid if you talk to people they won't like you and you don't want to be alone and then during the middle of the school year you find out that you are comfortable around the people you talk too. You arn't so afraid that you won't be liked. Creighton doesn't need to feel shy he won't be alone during the middle of the year there will be people with the same interests as Creighton.
-Taryn Hour 7

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Jessica H. said...

When it was the first day of middle school I was scared because it was a new shcool and there would be new people that I did not know.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Madie B said...

Until third grade I went to school in Lee's Summit...and in third grade I had to come to Liberty for school. I don't think at the time I thought much of it...but then again I was in third grade, things didn't matter as much. I made amazing friends on that first day of school, who I still hang out with today...but I think if I had to move and go to another school now, I would be really scared.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I remember when I moved from Greece and I had to go to a new school with a new language. I was shy and really nerves about what people are going to think about me if they are going to like me and if a would be able to make any friends. But now that I have been in the U.S for three years I have made friends and I am not worried about what people think about. I also know the language pretty good and I am not as shy as I used to be.

Jennifer
Hour 6

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Tyler T. said...

My dad was in the military, so I had to move around alot as a kid, I think I've been to about ten different schools. The hardest thing would be trying to catch up to everybody else, espescially when you come in during the middle of the school year.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Amanda S. said...

I remember when I moved after kindergarten. I was only 5 and didn't know what to think. I left behind my friends and some of my relatives. It was really scary coming to a new school and not knowing anyone. Luckily, I made friends really fast and it wasn't that bad.

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have to change schools last year and i think the scariest thing would be meeting new people making friends because when your new you dont know anybody so you have to sit down alone at lunch and stuff but after some time you make some friends and you wont have to sit alone anymore just make sure you choose the right friends

fernanda 2nd hr

12:26 PM  
Anonymous anna m. said...

I think that the hardest thing about moving to a new school is being unaware of all of the new things in a new building. Also you don't know a lot of people that go to the school. I think that it is going to be really scarry for all of us in SVJH ans LJH to go to the same high school because a lot of us don't know each other and it is going to be a lot different from the jounior high. I rember when I moved from Georgia in kindergarden I didn't know anyone in the whole state so i was really scared. I also was a really shy kid so i didn't make friends very fast.

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I moved from elementary school to middle school the thing that scared me the most was the new teachers. Also the new classes and other students I would have to get to meet. Also another big one was having lockers that I didn’t have in elementary school learning the combination. Also going to different classes, instead of staying in one class room most of the day.

chelsea hr.2

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I moved from elementary school to middle school the thing that scared me the most was the new teachers. Also the new classes and other students I would have to get to meet. Also another big one was having lockers that I didn’t have in elementary school learning the combination. Also going to different classes, instead of staying in one class room most of the day.

chelsea hr.2

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was in third grade and I moved from a school to a new school. I was scared but i eventually made new friends and felt comfortable later in the year.

Clayton B

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

The most scary thing for me was not having anyone to sit by at lunch or on the bus. I rode in a car for a little while at first then was scared when I had to get on the bus. At lunch I found a girl that I knew from my old school now we sit together everyday.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous brent s. said...

I used to go to st. James from k-4 and then i switched to alexander doniphan and it was a lot different. The thing that scared me the most was the new way of math calculas i didnt understand it at all i was just used to the normal way of multiplucation. So i had to learn a lot of new things that most of the kids have been learning for a couple of years. so going from one school to another is hard

11:54 AM  

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