Have you ever been told, RIGHT in the middle of a very difficult school lesson, to keep a good attitude? You feel like punching something. Or possibly the person. Sadly, this happens way too often in algebra. I have a CD with all of my Algebra lessons on it, and my teacher explains everything there is to know. But sometimes he does it rather quickly. So I’m sitting there staring at my computer like, WHOAWHOAWHOA…slow…down. Please. Today’s lesson started out with “Find 4 odd integers that if you add the 2nd and 3rd integer together, it equals 19 more than the 4th.” Yeah, sounds all sweet and easy. Until you try it. It’s like N, N+2, N+4, N+6..and then you have to do all this crazy stuff. I understood it, but then I glance down and see, oh look! I get to do 25 of these wonderful problems!
I don’t really know why I’m doing a post about this, but it’s what I’ve been thinking about. I had to do a lesson and a test today so I won’t have to do anything on Monday because we have my grandma’s funeral on Monday. So I was overwhelmed. And then I did Geography. I learned about the wonderful world of Eastern Europe. The Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland and all those lovely countries. (You see I’m trying to use positive adjectives. It’s supposed to help me have a better attitude or something.)
In Science, I learned about light. And how it is partly composed of waves and partly composed of particles. And how the prism of color works. And all that wonderful complicated stuff.
Needless to say, at 3:30 this afternoon, after having been doing school for 7 hours straight, I was ready for lunch and READY FOR THE WEEKEND. And it is the weekend. And it is a 3 day weekend.
Doesn’t this just make you thrilled for college?