When I first started elementary, I was still very young and innocent, like a kid, actually I was a kid but now, ending elementary, I am feeling a lot more mature. I am leaving this place with many significant changes and great memories. I’ve made lots of mistakes but I’ve learnt to overcome them and thus, I’ve been able to accomplish a lot of things. Through my time in elementary, I’ve learnt life long skills and how to apply them into the right situation. I feel like I’ve been very lucky to be here studying at this school and meeting wonderful people.
5th grade was so fun for me, really. So many exciting things have happened this year like camp, our exhibition, and… have I said camp yet? Well, camp was definitely a major step in my life. It took my responsibility up a whole other level and I am so grateful to have been part of it. Who would’ve known that three days could be enough time for us to get to know each other better and create so many great memories? The next exciting thing for me this year was the exhibition. It reflected not only our maturity and character development, but also our approach to learning. Throughout the exhibition, I’ve been able to develop all my skills as well as my attitudes. I’ve been able to express who I truly am: A schoolgirl who is always very tame in class and tries to get along with everyone. I really value the 8 weeks of exhibition. Thinking back to the past few years of my life, I feel like everything has been leading up to this one moment. My whole life, everything has been building up to this. I feel like I am more mature than ever before and these events have taken a huge part in forming my maturity.
To get to this stage, I’ve had to go through many things. And the people who helped me get to this stage, well, it’s hard to name all of them. But I’d like to thank my parents, the people who’ve always supported me, and my teachers the people who’ve awakened my passion for learning. I’d also like to thank my sister for helping me when I need help. I appreciate everything that you’ve helped me with, all the knowledge I’ve gained from you and I hope to move on as a great student who will always have someone there for her.
I still remember that time when someone asked me: “Why do you go to school?” I replied: “The main reason is to learn, but also to meet my friends.”. And it is true. Obviously, I come to school to learn but I also come here to meet my friends. I feel that friends are an important part of going to school, as well as studying. Still, I feel that friendship’s should not interfere with classwork because then, it becomes a negative thing. I try my best to separate what happens on the playground from my classroom because I feel it is necessary to concentrate in class.
I don’t know what will happen to me in the future, but I know that it will be something magnificent and worthwhile. I feel that no matter what happens, I will be able to handle it because you have all made me a strong student who can deal with any challenge. I know there will be good things to come up along with challenges and I hope to have many great memories and an amazing time. There will be things that make me want to cry and things that break me. But I will be able to get through it. I am very proud of myself and I know I will do things that make me proud in the future.
And here is a video of me reading it: