Public School Observation Report

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My experience with public school from kindergarten to 10th grade has made a huge impact on my life. I was born in a city with a population of 300,000+ residents, New Bedford, Massachusetts. My mother a nurse and my dad a police officer in FallRiver, MA. I have a half-sister Alexis, who lives with us in the summers and one weekend a month. Since it was just me and my parents most of the time mom and dad thought it would be best for me to start preschool. The summer before kindergarten d my parents decided I should attend half day summer camp to make friends and be with kids my age. This is where my life and torment in public schools started KINDERGARTEN. It was September 5th, the first day of kindergarten and I was excited to be starting …show more content…
For me it the work came easy however, socializing was difficult, the kids were too childish. Academically I was ahead for my age, but my social skills were lacking. At the end of the school year my mom and dad decided to put me in part time summer camp .having a sister 4 years older than me and only home part time didn’t help. Summer camp was good no major problems and I actually made a few friends. Throughout first and second grade I excelled academically, but my social skills were not improving. I had no interest in playing with the kids, they bored me. I didn’t want to play with toys or jump ropes so I sought attention from my teachers constantly. In second grade I was diagnosed with ADD and ADHD and my parents were always coming to school because I was being disruptive. Not because I was mean to other kids or not doing my work, but because I was always fidgeting or humming. Kids didn’t understand me and the teachers were annoyed by me. I was put on medication but with no resolve. In the middle of second grade my parents were called in to speak with the school counselor and Psych doctor. They principal told my parents that my eye cue was very high and I didn’t fit in with the other students. They felt as though their school didn’t have the right programs to further my education properly. This infuriated my parents and they felt like they were giving up on me. They suggested we seek out a …show more content…
It was very old with brick siding and the inside was dark, kind of creepy. Kids sitting at desks in the hallways and some were standing with their face towards the corners of the room. When my parents asked why, the principle told my parents they had been trouble makers. The teachers put them outside the classrooms so the other kids could learn. This place was more like an old mental hospital than a school. My parents were trying very hard to find another school. The problem was since I was diagnosed with ADD & ADHD they put me in a special learning program called IEP. One morning while playing dodge ball at recess with Hector, Brian, and Anna. Hector wasn’t your typical 3rd grader, he was bigger than most kids and always taking things from us, backpacks, money, snacks even a kid’s bracelet. Hector didn’t want Anna playing with us so he kept pushing and calling her names. I told him to stop and just let her play. So Hector picked up the hard red dodge ball and whipped the ball at Anna. One hard throw and Anna fell to the ground and split her head on the concrete. The blood was everywhere and some blood got on my shoes. Hector said if we tell anyone he threw the ball on purpose he would beat us up. After recess I got called to the principal’s office, she asked me what happened, I froze I couldn’t answer her. I wasn’t use to being yelled at so I reacted by freezing. The principal grabbed my arm yelling “what is

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