A student's reflection on his schoolwork - In his teacher's dreams...
At school we learn things. Why? Many things are simply interesting. Besides, it's good to know a lot. Education is important. I want to have a good job when I grow up.
I don't always listen at school. I often turn around and chat with my friends. I sometimes shout so that those who sit at the other side of the classroom can hear me, too. If I'm angry, I quarrel loudly. And if I'm bored, I play with other things. I usually do my schoolwork, but not always because I don't always hear the teacher's instructions.
It's so difficult to sit, listen, write and be quiet. WHY?
Maybe I eat or drink the wrong things. I eat a lot of sweets. I like soda. But maybe that is too much sugar and additives. They make me restless and nervous. Then it’s more difficult to follow the lesson.
Maybe I have too much energy. I don’t do much in the afternoon. I watch TV or play computer games. I think I need more time outdoors with my friends. I sometimes go for a walk, but not often.
I don’t always have time to do what I want. I have music lessons and football practice five times a week and when I do my homework, the day is over. I just have dinner, have a shower and go to bed. I sometimes listen to music a little, but not for long. School is the only place then, where I can relax a little and talk to my friends.
Sometimes it’s so boring. But everything is boring if you don’t understand. Lessons become more interesting when I follow and understand. And it is even more boring if I leave my things at home. If I forget about my workbook, I cannot do the exercise at school. If I don’t have any work to do, it’s boring. Boring boring. Boring.
I must do something about that. I don’t like it when the teacher or the parents are angry with me. And I hate bad marks.