Hey Marcus, this was a very emotional poem and I can relate with you. It’s really hard to make friends when you move into a new city, or a new country. I hope that you’re doing well and that you make new friends.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN 5TH GRADE
I DON’T KNOW WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE
I JUST MOVED FROM A DIFFERENT COUNTRY
AND I STILL DON’T KNOW HOW TO SPEAK ENGLISH
IF A PERSON SPEAKS TO ME I’LL EITHER SAY YES
OR JUST WALK AWAY
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.