7th grade has been so much more different than all of the other grades I’ve been through. It wasn’t what I had expected at all.
When I first arrived here in August, I expected a busy schedule with lots of homework and projects and essays. It seemed to be that way at first: on the first day of school, I had to write an essay for English class. But slowly, when not many projects and assignments came flying in my direction, I started to realize that it might not be so bad after all. By November my life was filled with doing the things I loved like basketball and playing video games. Some afternoons, since I had no homework, I had nothing to do! My dad would notice this and he would ask me if I wanted to do something “fun”. I would quickly refuse and go shoot hoops or read—my dad’s version of “fun” usually involves math.
Eventually I figured out that there was not as much homework as I had anticipated. In fact, there seemed to be around the same amount as sixth grade. Maybe I’m just getting a lot smarter, or school has just gotten easier (I hope it’s the first one). But still, in 7th grade I’ve learned a lot:
– In science, I’ve learned all about the cell, from the golgi apparatus to the mitochondria. I’ve also learned all about the human body, from the nervous system to the cardiovascular system.
– In Latin, I’ve learned everything from noun endings to complete words to complete sentences to complete stories.
– In English, I’ve learned all about writing expository essays and narrative essays. I’ve also learned thousands more vocabulary words to add to my mental dictionary.
– In Texas history I’ve learned all about Texas’s history, from the Alamo to the progressive era to the current days.
That is a lot more knowledge in my brain! I can’t wait for eighth grade!