today was one of the happiest days of my life. I’ve being taking this test for 2 years, I took it 3 times, the first one I didn’t try and got a good score, the second one I made my self believe that I try but I didn’t and got a worst score, this third time I had all clear, I need this test to graduate, I did all what my teachers told me to do, I read a lot for my own interest, I put all of my concentration on that test, I prepared mentally to pass this test, I did my strategies, I took my time. I just did it the right way. before I enter that room on October 18th I was ready, I knew this test would be easy and I also knew I had everything I need and more to pass this test. I remember what my reading teacher told us once,
“tests don’t end here, you have to take a test for everything”
I learn that, and I took it as an extra weapon to take this test, I learn a lot of things about this teacher.
it was 3rd period, I’m a student aide, so I was on the library making copies and whatnot, like thirty minutes until the bell rings I saw my friend entering to the library, he approaches me and tell me in a very soft and low voice if I knew my FCAT scores, I said NO, surprised that he ask that since it was to my understanding that the FCAT scores hadn’t arrive yet, In a disorientated way I ask the same to him and I hear a grievous NO, I was astonished and shocked, since I expected him to pass the test, and for some reason my hopes laid on whether he pass it or no, I didn’t think until my other friend came to the library and told me to go see my scores and also gave me the horrible news that he didn’t pass, I quickly react and told him to accompanied me since he was basically my best friend and I wanted him to be there with me when I receive the NO or YES answer, I was excited in a weird way, hopeful but at the same time hopeless, feelings hoarded in my heart. I was more and more excited as I approach the classroom, I enter and see all this faces, some happy and others sad, an accumulation of feelings, I saw the big men the one who got the power at that time, I ask him In a pleading way “did I pass?” he said yes and give me a high-five, I still couldn’t believe it, I was ecstatic and shocked, to fill the void between my feelings and his, I ask him” can I see my score” he was occupied with some students on the computer”wait a minute until I’m done with this” I hugged my friend and I can see he was awkwardly happy for me the next thing I wanted to was to tell my ESOL teacher, who at that time and since now she is very special to me, because she is the one of my teachers who encourage me the most between cries and wisdom teachings. I didn’t found my ESOL teacher on her classroom instead was Ms. Alvarado with that smile that could light up a whole town, so I was kind of mad because the one day I really want to see Ms. Almashy I didn’t found her, between the my happiness and looking for Ms. Almashy I realize I left my copies on the copy machine, so I went to get it, I didn’t had enough paper and I had to do more copies, so I went to get more paper from my teacher, and in my way down to the library I saw her, finally Ms. Almashy is there I gave her the fantastic news, I thought she didn’t understand me at first so I say it again, she was ecstatic like me, she hugged me and asked me who had the scores, I said Mr. Justice. she had that big smile, she told me her perspective, I was ok with it, because her advice are wisdom to me an not because she is a teacher, is more than that, she show me through actions and words that she really cares for us. THANK YOU Ms. ALMASHY FOR ENCOURAGING ME AND TAKE THE BEST OUT OF ME TO PASS THIS TEST.
I saw people’s face when they heard the NO or the numbers below 1926, I feel sad for the senior’s ESOL student, because I heard some of them telling me “I copy”, whenever they told me I got mad, I don’t like to copy because I trust my self and I believe that I’m capable of achieving my goals. we are like a family and when I heard they didn’t pass I got mad, specially because some of them told me they copy, I also feel sorry for them because I know they are going to get all the madness of Ms.Almashy and it is not bad madness it is good madness.
I hope they pass the ACT, so everybody could enjoy senior year. my goal now is study for my final exams, I believe reading for my own interest help me a lot on the FCAT and also the strategies my teachers taught me.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE TEACHERS WHO ENCOURAGE ME AND MADE ME BELIEVE THAT I COULD PASS THIS TEST!!!