Semester over

Topics: High school, Academic term, Lawrence University Pages: 2 (805 words) Published: January 30, 2013
Finally semester 1 is over, and this semester has been challenging in some aspects of being a freshman: for example getting used to high school, behavior problems, swine flu, my attendance and being tardy, and even meeting new teachers. I’m glad that all of that is over with now: I can focus on a new semester and be prepared for everything that is thrown at me in class. This class has been one of my better classes in the terms of grades and me liking it, and I have learned a lot. I’ve learned things like about the children in Uganda, working with others in a group/ business, and I enjoyed making our PSA’s. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next semester, but for now this semester still hasn’t ended. Definitely

When my class first was introduced to “invisible children,” I had no clue what that was. I literally thought that invisible children meant children who are invisible, which the children in Uganda pretty much are. Anyway, Mr. Hunt started to tell us about these children in Uganda who are going through things like war, slavery, kidnapping, starvation, and horrendous living conditions. Later that week we went to a show in our auditorium about “invisible children”. We learned a lot more about these children when we saw videos of the children in Uganda. After I watched the video presentation, it made me feel horrible and realize there are a lot bigger and worse problems than Marcus’s grades and girls in this world. How would you feel if you had to hide all the time from kidnappers and see your friends and family being killed and taken, and at the same time you’re dirty and starving? It’s something none of us could relate to. That’s why I’m glad I was introduced to this problem because I feel like it made me a better person and realize things could be much worse.

The learning didn’t stop there; even earlier in the year we were assigned to groups. Little did I know that we would be working with these people for the rest of our semester? My...
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