On the Inside
By Maribel O.G., 826 Valencia
In this story, a student gets to know a new teacher and discovers that things are not always as they seem.
Every year when we enter school and get a new teacher, people always say, “Please let my teacher not be Mr. Rob.”
I ask, “What is wrong with Mr. Rob?”
People say that he is strict and a mean teacher.
Then I say, “Oh, then I do not want to be with Mr. Rob.”
It was the start of the year when we got our new teachers and I was excited to see who my teacher was. I entered a Zoom meeting and my teacher was Ms. Apple. I was happy because I always wanted her as my teacher.
The next day, our teacher said, “Today at 1:00 p.m. we will have ELD.”
I was going to the other Zoom meeting, and I repeated, “Please don’t be mean, please don’t be mean.” I entered and my teacher was Mr. Rob. I was like, “No! They say he’s strict.” I said in a low voice, “Hi.”
Mr. Rob told the kids to turn on their videos. I was so nervous and suddenly he said, “Hi everybody, how are you doing today? We will play a game today. Ohhhh fun, right?”
I was like, “What? Wow, he’s really nice.” I felt more comfortable because now I was not scared that if I got something wrong he would get mad. I was happy that I got Mr. Rob as my ELD teacher. Thanks, Mr. Rob!
From this project
Informational, Narrative, Persuasive, Poetry, Social-Emotional Learning
Write Your Way Curriculum: Grades 3-5
by 826 National