It seems like it was just yesterday that I had started high school. It was a triumphant moment as I finally left my childish schools behind and moved one giant step closer to adulthood. However it also meant that I was now back at the bottom of the “grade ladder”. I was now a freshmen in high school so I had some flexibility as to what classes I was going to take. Math, ELA 1, and Lab Based Science, or LBS, were required for my current class so that left me with two classes to pick for myself, band taking up a class as well. I decided to take Intro to Art and TESS Water on Earth.
ELA 1 was first in my schedule, followed by Band, and LBS, in that order. ELA 1 was your typical language arts class, vocabulary, sentence structure, etc., which got old fast. Now, Band is interesting for I now was in an official marching band. Marching from there on out was something I had to put in real effort in order to get the band good results in competitions. This was the school’s last year of LBS so my class was the last that will ever do it. LBS is exactly what its name says it is. We learn about a variety of different sciences by working in a lab and conducting experiments.
My second half of the day goes as follows, Math, Intro to Art, and TESS. Math was taking a slow crawl from review to actually learning new material. Intro to Art was kind of what I expected it to be and kind of not. I knew that it would introduce us to different art styles and have us practice them, but I didn’t think it would include 3D art, such as pottery, sculpting, etc. It also had us look into the history of art and write reviews of famous artists. TESS Water on Earth is a sophomore class that I somehow got into, along with one other female freshmen. The majority is lab work and data collecting. The day then promptly ended and I went home to repeat the process the next day.