Friday, April 18, 2014

School Work Blues

What a beginning to my Spring day went okay for the most part...until Math class that is. We got back our worksheets from a few days ago and on top of mine was a 42%-an F. I was immediately bummed and hoped that no one else saw my horrible grade. :/ Our worksheet was on multiplying decimals.

I'm not the best with my multiplication and I also got confused on where to put the decimal point. I guess it's my own fault because I wasn't fully paying attention when Mrs. Halliwell went over it in class. Math is just sooooo wicked boring! And I'm no good at it and...I dunno.

To top it off, I got a C on my science quiz. And I forgot my vocab homework at home. Needless to say, Mrs. Halliwell wanted to see me after school for a few minutes. I tried to sneak out of the classroom before she said anything but I wasn't quick enough. Mrs. Halliwell gave me another worksheet on multiplying decimals that she wants me to do for extra credit, over vacation. Blah. She also said that she wants to have a meeting with me after school, the Monday we come back from vacation. I think she probably wants to go over the work with me. So now I'll be apprehensive about that all next week! I don't want to stay after but she already called my mom and told her! I of course cried and ran up to hide under the covers. I'm scared and nervous. I'm not looking forward to the meeting at all. I usually stay quiet and start to cry silently. I'm always afraid that Mrs. Halliwell with laugh at me or yell at me or something because of my stupid grades. I mean, part of me knows that she won't but another part of me thinks "what if she does?" and thinks all these negative thoughts, even though they probably aren't true. Does anyone else ever think that way?

I'm going to try to not think about the meeting next week. I want to have a fun vacation, even though I now have an extra homework sheet to do. I'm excited for Easter-we're coloring eggs in a little while which is always one of my favorite traditions. Then we're watching Hop! EB and Fred are so funny! Phil, too, lol.

Anyway, ciao for now.



  1. Hi Susie!
    Don't worry, because I have tons of trouble with math too. Especially multiplication, decimals and division.

    It makes me feel horrid when Miss Newton pulls me up about it during class in front of everyone. Thankfully I go to a girls only boarding school, so there are no boys to tease me about it!

    Sometimes I just skip my homework because I don't feel like doing it, but that never makes anything better, because I just get in trouble the day it was supposed to be due, and I hand in a blank sheet.

    Don't worry too much, what I do now is accept when I'm not very good at it, and ask for help. If it means I have to have a tutor three days a week, so be it. Just keep trying.

    I hope you manage to get the hang of it soon!


  2. Salut Susie,

    It's Juliette. I'm sure you know by now that I hate math, too. Sophie's a whiz at both math and science, but all of the numbers and decimal points confuse me. I'd much rather spend my days dancing! Hang in there. Maybe you could have a math-studying party? Invite your friends over, and have them tutor you. Do some math, then do something fun. ;)

    Happy Easter!


  3. Thanks, Ruthie and Juliette.

    Ruthie, sometimes I skip my homework, too, even though I know I should at least try. I wish school was more fun. I love taking personality quizzes-like "Which Frozen character are you" but I hate quizzes and tests for school.

    Juliette, I guess I could try having a study party sometime. We would definitely have to do something fun afterward though because studying is not fun at all.