Thursday, April 13, 2006

Journal Entries

In the past, I've shown some examples of poorly written or obviously copied journal entries. Today, I thought I'd treat you to some writing from my best student, a seventh-grade girl. Keep in mind that in the second entry, she was much more worried about getting her thoughts down than about her spelling and grammar. No matter what, it's good writing that's several steps ahead of most seventh graders' writing, especially in a foreign language.

April 2nd, 2006
I don't think I have many enemys. I know that some person don't like me, but I prefer to not observe that. I never hate anyone and when someone annoy me, that pass. Sometimes I feel me indifferent by all that.

April 4th, 2006
I never felt me so bad like today. It was the worst day in my life. I quarreld with all my frieds. I told them terrible things. That was the true. I'm not sorry at all. I think is time to change something in my live. Now I'm surprise why I don't saw the reality by long time ago.

April 7th, 2006
In this week I learned a lot of things for life: accepte the true. Many times I told what someone want to hear and my smile was false. Accept it, even that hurt.

Those who have tried to express their feelings in a foreign language know that it is difficult, especially for a 13 year old who has only three lessons a week and whose teacher has to spread attention equally throughout the class. Students like her and the potential they have are the biggest reasons I stay in Moldova. They're also the prime audience for my newest project idea. But more on that in the next day or two.


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