Friday Angst: fun at the Holocaust Museum

An entry from my 8th-grade English class journal. I was clearly a suck-up.

Tuesday, September 6, 1994

[Age 13]

This year I will work more on my book, try to be on the high honor roll all year, and have fun in school. I am looking forward to Washington and will have a good time with my friends, teachers, and in the holocaust museum along with the other places we will go.

I think this will be a good year for me because French and Science are more enjoyable, I have many field trips, good teachers, more friends, and neater penmanship!

Though I have many hopes for this year, I never have high hopes for gym. I believe it is sexist because girls and boys are separated because boys are “stronger and could hurt the girls.” I don’t think that is fully true and have a hard time enjoying gym.

I also hope we can write a lot more than we did last year in English and do nouns and verbs less. I hope French will be better than last year and we won’t have as much homework, but anyway, I think this will be a good year.

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