About 6 months ago, I wrote a post about what I thought about being accepted to Canterbury. Now, a week after my first day at CHS, I can write down my thoughts about actually going to the school.
- I have to wake up super early to go there. Living 26km from your high school is never a good idea. Unless, of course, that high school is Canterbury. It takes me about an hour and a half to get there in the mornings by bus, even though it’s a 20 minute drive from home. The first two buses I take aren’t that crowded though, would is a godsend. And it gives me time to write these posts ( or read or do my homework).
- I love the vibe coming off of the school. The murals are awesome (like, who wouldn’t want paintings on the walls of their school?) and you can literally feel the creative energy emanate from, well, everyone.
- There are to types of people in my lit class. The people who really like English and the people who actually love writing. I don’t even know where I am in these two, so, moving on.
- I’m not getting censored anymore (finally!). The last time I had a teacher who didn’t censor us was three years ago. About two years ago, for some reason I wasn’t allowed to write a story where a character commits suicide. Something about it being too dark, although it’s not like we were reading our work to six year olds (or to anyone else for that matter).
- Computer science is a hard course. Especially since I’m taking it with grade 10 students (which is really intimidating). Do not take a grade 10 course as an elective during first semester. Or try not to. You won’t die, but it might be in your best interest to reconsider. That damn course is so fast paced…
So yeah. Things I’ve learned. But also, there is so much to do in high school, and there’s something for everyone. (Unfortunately, I don’t have time to do it all. That sucks.)
Well, as you know, we all have strengths and weaknesses. Things we are good at and things we are not good at. This is a list of a few of mine. Guess which ones I consider strengths and which one I consider weaknesses!
- Being downright sassy. Especially to teachers, who for some reason seem to love sassy students.
- Falling. My falls are hilarious, in my (not-so-humble) opinion.
- Getting strange reactions out of people.
- Surprising people with strange actions such as yelling random phrases in the middle of class.
- Getting in mild trouble for such strange actions.
- Making a fool of myself in gym class.
- Sarcasm. And Irony.
- Crashing into people.
- Getting people mad at me for telling them the truth.
- Expressing my opinions. See above.
- Critisizing people. See above.
- Raging at people. I go over the top.
- Somehow managing not to be sent to an insane asylum as I tend to openly display the fact that I am somewhat mentally unstable.
- Getting mad at myself and somehow hitting my head in the process.
- Being angry in general.
- Zoning out for about 10 seconds at random moments and wondering what someone just said.
- Zoning out in general.
- Making my vision go blurry. I’m not the best at it, but hey, you need a heck lot of practising to get good! (During class is a good time for that)
- Being bored.
- Blaming the teacher for my boredom.
- Getting mad at the teacher.
- Appearing to be listening to a lecture while really, I’m not.
Well, people, that’s all for today!
— It’s stupid
–We waste way too much time
–We work our heads off and still don’t get paid. This is a problem. We should all get paid to work.
–I have to learn how to divide fractions, which is totally pointless. In fact, math class is pointless.
–I have to listen to our teachers talk
–I’m in a split class. That actually isn’t so bad, until you get stuck with the boring stuff and the grade 8s have all the fun…
— We spent money on projects that we’re going to throw out. Why do the stupid project in the first place? It’s a waste of time.
— I have to deal with all the drama. That is NOT my idea of fun.
— I waste precious time doing homework when I could be playing outside, reading, or sleeping.
— Oh yeah. I also have to wake up early.
I think you guys got the point. School is not my idea of fun.
stupidity rating:3/5- could be helpful, but I’m not about to make any money off of something I invented in 7th grade
stupidity rating: 4/5- yeah, I’m totally about to make $50 000 a year off of art
stupidity rating: 5/5- I don’t know about you, but I have better things to do with that 30 dollars I spent, not to mention it’s a waste of time.
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