Wednesday, September 09, 2009

First Day of School?

Today marks the first day of school for many kids here in New York (and the rest of the US). So . . . how's it going so far? Send us your stories whether they're triumphs or tragedies!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've already been in school for a month, so I'm really jealous you guys just started. School started for me August 10th, but at least we get out for summer at the end of May.

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Olivia said...

In england, school started on the 3rd...
its pretty awful this year, you really have to work, because we have big exams coming up...
plus all the new year 7's have got shorter, and they just stand there gaping at's highly infuriating.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Cassie said...

Well, so far so good. This is actually my third week of school and I'm a freshie!!!

Anyway, I'm homeschooled and I like it better that way. My work is not harder than I thought that it would be but there is defiantly a LOT more work than I thought!!!

It's only the third week and I'm already writing my second three-page-long report.
I love writing, but it is still VERY time consuming!

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Meredith said...

I actually started on Labor Day, 'cause I'm homeschooled and my busy summer work schedule ended Saturday. I'm hoping it'll be a good year, since I'm a senior and I need to keep my GPA up. I'm not so sure how I'll do in Calc and Advanced Bio, though. Only one word to say about those two: ick. At least I have a fun elective--creative writing.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous thecolorblue said...

I've already had three weeks of school, and they've been incredibly boring. Today I got in trouble for helping out a friend, which shows that evil teachers exist in real life.
I have a story from last year, since not much has happened this year. It's not a triumph or a trajedy, but I guess it's a "WHAT THE HECK?!" kinda story:

One day in arabic class, Me, my friend (FN), the elephant-eared guy, and The Idiot were minding our own business. Then, all of a sudden the elephant-eared guy picked up a pencil and tried to kill The Idiot with it. The Idiot's life was in mortal danger, and was trying his best to fend off the Elephant-eared guy's attacks. all of a sudden, the elephant-eared guy gave up, and instead hugged The Idiot, and started saying "Sorry mommy"

after that, The Idiot said, "Eeew i smell like him now!!!"

yeah, that's it.

(BTW: this is insanewriter, i also used to be known as foofoo)

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Charm said...

We have a new teacher, but his name is tough to say. It is the first time my classmates and I have a teacher that is not a woman...

1:33 PM  
Anonymous funny drama girl said...

I've been in school since aug.25.
:( AAAUUUUUGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!i can't stand school! i think it is just a waste of my time. it isn't as bad as public or private though im homeschooled but we have to work on Columbus Days 'cause my mom said columbus was a *#$@%#&. you know he turned the native americans into slaves and rode on their backs?!

2:52 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

yep i just started school and i got so lost cuz im in a new school this year. i also got hw on the first day and im taking a class that is beyond sukish!!

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Agent_Meep said...

this is my second day of high school. it's funny, people tell you "middle school's going to be incredibly hard for you" and it's not. Then they say "High school's even harder" and its not. i guess it depends on people's views. The 7th graders have gotten extremely short. I distinctly remember not being that short and stupid. It's highly annoying

3:55 PM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

I don't care how cold my school is, I've been wearing tank tops since it started. I'm holding onto summer with everything I've got!!

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm... Not much has happened for me. Ran for Student council, Lost... what else? ooh I've read ten books already! Well thats it.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous hey! how turned the lights out? said...

I'm a freshman as of today! My friends in England started about a week or so ago. We have to get up at 5:45 every mornig though school doesnt start till about 7.40 so we all just wander. Our school is also a madhouse of tiny corriders. My GOD! Lunch you can eat anywere! I was nearly run over at least five times! I feel so short! (Speaking of short the sixth graders are getting way shorter which is kind of creepy because I was five two then...) Our orchestra might go to Boston for three days in the spring too! Though I already have a report for LA! Unfortanitly its not a short story... which I just finished! YAHNESS!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Delaney said...

School started yesterday for me. It actually wasn't too bad, except for the bus ride, which I will not go into. My school got redone over the summer, so I'm as lost as the sixth graders. (I'm a seventh grader.) And everyone's talking about short younger kids... my problem is that the sixth graders are TOO TALL! I always thought that being in seventh grade meant people looked up to me. More like down at...

5:15 PM  
Blogger missterious said...

My school started 3 weeks ago. So far, all my teachers are nice except my core teacher, who is an evil demon in disguise. Olivia and Agent Meep: I'M a 7th grader, and I'm not stupid!(though I am pretty short)

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now i know why the 8th graders hated us so much. 7ers are so annoying! anyway, i have been obsessed with michael jackson, even before he died. so i come to school in this michael jackson-ish costume. then, during a dance contest (yay) and i started moonwalking, spinning, etc. it looked weird and i shied down but i promise i'm not going to do that again, and won't be too shy anymore. then, my friend got so excited that i was wearing eyeliner. then, somehow, the discussion swayed over to eyeballs, and my other friend told us a story about his old school, and how once, this kid decided to put his head down after an exam and his pencil poked his eyeball and a bunch of black stuff was spewing out.


5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anna D!!!! said...

this is my third week!Lucky new york kids!!! we also get out on the last friday of may, so......

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Helena said...

My fisrt day was yesterday. The sevies think that they can sit in the back of the bus even though we had to sit in the back when we were sevies. It was pretty funny, because I went to go sit in my seat and two sevies were sitting in it. Vicki and Katie had been trying to get them to go back to the front. I walked up and said "Guys, I'll be your best friend if you go away." and they left! I've already tripped over my own feet five million times and blushed too much. Isn't school great?

5:50 PM  
Anonymous WillSing said...

you should totally do an article on cool supplies for school, it would be so helpful Ananka, oh and im a freshman as of today in a fashion school in manhattan.

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

school started for me on August i8th :(
please offer me irregular advice on how to deal with a bully!!!
Everyday, for the past nine days, i have had gum on my lock, not my locker, my lock. Going to an authority isn't really an option because the bully has people everywhere (mom on school board, etc.) i am tired of cleaning it up, please tell me what to do my comrades... give me creative solutions, a laugh, anything.
much appreciated,

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS I MY 9TH WEEK OF SCHOOL! Im in 8th grade this year. Everythings pretty easy except geometry because its a 10th grade class!

8:00 PM  
Blogger ajstar said...

i live in the us and just started eighth grade which is my first year of high school, it's hard and long. I have to get up an hour earlier and only have 4 classes a day each of which is 90 minutes. The first day a bunch of seniors ran down our hall in the middle of class yelling "FRESHMAN! FRESHMAN!

8:05 PM  
Blogger Reel Dancer said...

my first day of school was the 26 of august lucky kids...:(

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at least your school has air conditioning...mine doesn't and i about have a heat stroke every day. the sevies this year really look like 2nd graders, they also think they're so special because they're in middle school, it drives me crazy!

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a freshmint woot! and all the 7ies stole our table at lunch and now we don't have anywhere to sit and it angers me! i miss summer! it was too short. hey you people who get home schooled? do your parents teach it or what, is it boring and weird? give me details!!!!!!!! please?

9:05 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

agent meep- i totslly agree! they always say that next years classes will get so much harder but iv learned that they only say that to scare you because they never are. im a freshman now, but when i was in 8th grade all the 7th graders wer taller than me lol

9:11 PM  
Blogger maddie said...

i started september 1st

9:12 PM  
Anonymous charstar said...

I hav a good story

My friend Hannah was eating lunch with me then


then a big

green blob came in and told evry one to do the chicken dance if we don't want Bananas

and bob my munkey jumpd up and down and made the blob blow up


XD If u couldn't tell this stoy IS NOT REAL!!
LOL I'm home schoold
funny drams girl OMG I know that his did some Bad stuff but 4 crying out LOUD
UGGG Im all ready all upset about slaves I read a book 2 day about et and after I FELT SICK What pple did
dangerous u rock !!!

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Gnat said...

I started a week ago, but im still unfumiliar with the seventh grade. yesterday in science i found a live bee in my hair and i freaked out! I had to have the teacher help me get it out. first school embarassing moment, check.

10:36 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

you would've thought that high school would fly by, NOT. its horrible D:
think about carrying a fifteen pound bag up and down stairs for a mile everyday, seems like so much fun doesn't it? now i understand why people actually like weekends. only thing that would help is that third book ;D

10:50 PM  
Anonymous storm said...

hi i just started school and I'm homeschooled too like cassie it rocks but on labor day my parents drag me to the grand canyon and did an all day hike :( but i saw bats they are awsome:) but please click the link

10:55 PM  
Blogger Lioness said...

Alas and alack... i symathize with annemarie, as i find myself in a similar predicament. *sigh*

11:13 PM  
Blogger Lioness said...

p.s. anonymous: yay MJ!
and would everyone please stop knocking 7th graders??????
some of us (7th graders) find it extremely ANNOYING
(to quote you)
thank you.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I've already been in school for a few weeks, so I'm jealous of anyone who just started. It's funny, because - as some people already said - all of the sevvies are getting shorter! I LITERALLY have to watch out to keep from tripping over them, especially at hallway intersections! :D I think I was that tall in third grade... And all the short sevvies on back to school night wore huge skater shoes and hats. Ha, some looked like a little puppy that was growing up with its over sized paws! It's pretty funny.

12:14 AM  
Blogger Lizard said...

Yesterday was my first day of high school! Surprisingly, it went quite well. My English teacher is awesome and some random guy adopted me as a freshman pet, which is... good, I guess.

Still, just because I'm in high school now doesn't mean I'm not still dangerous. *evil grin*

1:07 AM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

I still have not started, which I would call a tragedy. :)

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Olivia said...

@ Delaney
In England, Year 7's are what I think you call 6th graders?
They're aged 11-12 years.
7th graders, are what we call year 8's, they're about 12-13... :)

11:31 AM  
Anonymous sad girl said...

ahem. I'm a 7th grader and im reading at a college level and "7th graders are highly annoying" my foot! all these stereotypes are very exasperating and offending.>:( i am average height too! how did you feel about these stereotypes? hmph.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous KikiStrike20 said...

I started HS! It sure is something.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Clare said...

Can someone from Britain tell me how their school system works? I just want to know cause it's different from ours here in the US.
I started eighth grade last week, and Lioness, I will not make fun of the seventh graders because I remember what it was like (and already 7th grade is so much better than 8th grade.) However, let me tell you that in 8th grade you want to be so much cooler than the 7th graders, so you act like you know so much more than them. So that's why everyone makes fun of them (at least if your middle school starts in 7th grade.)
Today, my friends told me that in Science we would watch the movie/musical Rent. so when my other friend and I were in class, she said "aren't we watching Rent or something?" then she looked at me. "Isn't that what they said?" and my teacher looked at us like what on earth are you talking about? It was kind of embarrassing.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

I started on the 19th.Eeech.I am in a charter school and there are only 11 people in my class, which is depressing since all the other calsses are full.

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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1:34 AM  
Anonymous Olivia said...

@ Clare.

please explain the american one for me!

English schools are:

aged 4 and a half, you start 'reception' in the Infant section of primary school, also known as Key Stage 1.

then year 1, year 2.

At year 3, you start the Junior part of Primary school, also known as Key stage 2.

In most parts of Britain (there are counties with exceptions, and also Scotland) After year 6, (aged 10-11) you leave, and Start Secondary school, (Key stage 3.)
After year 9, (aged about 13-14)
you start Key Stage 4, aka Year 10.
These are Exam years, what we call GCSE's.
(in the last year of every key stage you take an exam called SATS, which is just a test for the government to see how effectively you are being taught.
They were recently abolished for year 9's.
In Year 12, (aka lower 6th or Key Stage 5) you start 2 years commonly known as '6th form'.
Their is a choice to leave once you have finished your GCSE's, or come out of Year 11, but this is in the process of being abolished!
At the end of Y13, (aged 17-18) (aka upper 6th)
you can leave school and choose to have a gap year, or apply for university or college. (some colleges start from Y12)
It does sound complicated, sorry!
Please explain the american system, I've always wanted to know...

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Meredith said...

Agent_Meep: EVERYONE remembers not being that short and stupid, the truth is, regretfully, we all were. Probably, the only reason high school isn't hard for you is because you payed attention and actually learned. Others should follow your example.

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in D.C. and school started 3 weeks ago for me. On my first day of school I got lost! But it is a new building and it's HUGE! Anyways,on my way to Spanish class, I stopped t help a friend get to a class, by then the grup I was with had gone.I went to one floor then another, I had no idea where I was. Finally I spotted a techer and sked her directions. Now weeks later I know the building and have no idea how I got lost.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Harris Star said...

Well I'm in Austraaaaaalia :):)
So school started way back in February! But I think we have the same problems...the year 7's aren't so bad but the year 8's! :o, my goodness they're so short! And so annoying! With high pitched voices >.<

But yeah...since the beginning of..yeah, well ever since we stared school, our whole school basically hates US. The year nines. It's like all the teachers are out to get us or something. Next year the teachers will hate year tens :S

Our term finishes in 2 weeks! Yay, can't wait for holidays!

I'll be thinking of you all slaving away at school, when I'm dancing around on the beach! (Erm, if it's warm enough then, haha :)

10:47 PM  
Blogger Lioness said...

@ Olivia
In the U.S. we start school @ age three- and from three to 5 we are in 'preschool'. Then when we're 5-6 we are in kindergarden. Then usually kids go to elementary school, where they stay for 5 years (grades 1-5 and sometimes 6 or kindergarden) then when we're eleven we go to Middle School were we stay until we're in 8th grade (fourteen). then we go to highschool until 12th grade when we're 17.

Sorry. that's kind of a mess. hope it helps!

10:08 AM  
Blogger Lioness said...

thank u very much for pointing tht out clare
you have won the admiration of many. (seventh graders) :) :)

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YIPEEE!!!! 5th grde just started!!!! So happy! I get to see all my friends too! Most of my bffl's r in my class, exxcept for my best friend in the whole world of friends that i know. mbfitwwof. lol. everything is soo fun and exciting. my teacher talks supa loud though :(. but but, i sit next to a guy i sorta like. :D

also im almost done with MY BOOK! (im bragging. :..(...0) sorry. (scolds self) ok seriosly im not almst done with my book. only on chap. 7. and its probably gonna go slower becuz skool. well gtg bye

11:30 AM  
Anonymous UU said...

Hey! How turned the lights out?
Is that a reference to Doctor Who??????????
I love that show but since I live in America only me and a few of my friends know it! (One of our friends moved from near London and made us watch it)
It's soooo good!

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Olivia said...

@ lioness
Thankyou very much!
everything is clearer now :)

and yes, I forgot to add, we have preschool as well, its from about 2-4 and a half.

6:26 AM  
Anonymous heygirl said...

i going there if i can.i want my dad to be scared of would be awesome.

9:00 AM  
Anonymous miss.terious said...

well middle school is a bum, and my friends are all wearing make up to school everyday so they can impress miles (dude wich every girl has a crush on but me) but hey, gotta keep ur enemies close.i started school aug 25, and we got out june 9 everybody thinks i am weird because i like kiki strike so much. i gave my friend the books for her to read because i thought she would like them but insted they were sitting in her room for a year. (she missing out on awesome things)

6:26 PM  
Blogger Amber StarGem said...

OK 3 words. I HATE SCHOOL! I have terrible teachers (except for Latin) All of my friends are in a different class.... All of the options that you can do and of course with my bad luck i lost every single thing. If it wasnt for books and book releases i would either...
A: Go crazy
or B: Die
Thx for not letting me do any of those things!

-Amber the girl with bad luck

10:17 PM  
Anonymous In Disguise said...

The first day of school went ok for me. After school I had to walk in the heat for an hour (oh, and It was sunny out too!) It was awful.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Micci said...

Cassie, you're sooo lucky! I wish I was homeschooled! Public school sucks. Everybody seems intent on making each other miserable.

11:13 PM  
Blogger Micci said...

Charm, what a WEIRD coincidence. This year, I have a new teacher, who is male, AND his name is hard to pronounce. It's Kon-itch-nee. Konec-oh I can't spell it.

11:15 PM  
Anonymous millie said...

So I guess it's not just my school where the people are getting shorter. AND stupider.

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

Anonymous #2 take a can of spray oil (the kind you use to grease a cookie sheet)to school and every day before you leave drench your lock in the stuff. The gum probably won't stick. Also, you can use Crisco or any other kind of vegetable shortening. It's easy to get off too!

Bully advice: Sock him.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

Olivia: first you have kindergarten; ages four-five
then 1st grade ages-six years
then second ages-seven years old
then third grade- ages eight years
then fourth grade-ages nine years
then fifth grade-ages-ten years
then you leave and go to middle school= sixth grade ages -ten-eleven
then two school years of junior high twelve,to thirteen years.
then you go to high school for four years ages= 14-15-16-17. now you know. im not writng about it anymore. it makes me sick on my stomach :(

5:48 PM  

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