I achieved many things while at ABC Montessori. I will never forget this school. It has been like my second home. ABC Montessori was my first school. Almost everything I know was taught to me by intelligent teachers. I always knew that one day I would leave this awesome school, but I never expected that it would come so fast. I treasure many memories. I will write about the friends I made, how I improved over the years, how this was my first school, and how generous everyone was to me.
I made almost all friends I have here at ABC Montessori. The friends I made are not only students, but teachers and the principal too. Some of the friends I made and will always remember include: Soorya, Zoe, Colin, Armon, Piotr, Melvyn, Phillip, Jaclyn, Kirandeep and Anthony. We were all at ABC Montessori when we met. My best friends and I knew that this was a safe environment, so it was safe to be friends with whoever we wanted. Even if some of us get separated next year when we move to different schools, we will always keep in touch and remain best friends. Some of the other friends I made here are also my teachers and my principal, Ms. Kathy, Ms. Jyoti and Mr. Raj. They will always me in my memories and my heart. I will remember them all.
ABC Montessori was my first school. I will never forget the challenges, lessons and the enjoyment I had here at school. They were all incredible. One day I plan to make a time capsule where I can store some of my most important treasures. Iâll put this journal inside it, to show the people of the future what great friends I made and what great teachers I had. No matter where I go, this school will always be my first school, and I will never forget it. I will always love this school, and it will always remain in my heart.
I improved greatly while at ABC Montessori. For example, in third grade, I was horrible at math. Now, I have improved a lot. I am much better than I was in the past. My knowledge had been expanded due to a variety of greatly taught concepts. I learned Math, Science, Grammar, Social Studies, French, Music and Spelling at ABC. I am very sure that even the smallest things I learned will benefit me at my next school. Everything I know will be put into good use there.
There are many great teachers and a wonderful principal at ABC Montessori. Mr. Raj, our principal, and all the teachers were very kind to me. Ms. Mirna taught me French. Ms. Kathy taught me Grammar and Social Studies. Ms. Jyoti taught me Math and Science. Ms.Lily taught me music. Ms. Mina and Ms. Varsha were my after school teachers. All these teachers were always there for me whenever I needed them. They taught me many things that I could never have learned on my own. Every year I was happy to be in these teachersâ classes. I would like to thank them all.
Every teacher taught me incredible lessons that I will never forget. Ms. Kathy and Ms. Jyoti have been my teachers for the last five years. I have gotten very attached to them. Ms. Kathy is really smart and humourous. She played many interesting and educational games with us that would help us understand the concepts more. Ms. Kathy was also very helpful. I often turned to her for help. Iâll miss her a lot.
Ms. Jyoti is a very wise and a quick witted teacher. I always turned to her for help as well. Ms. Jyoti is really clever too. She taught us things eight graders should know. Ms. Jyoti always gave me good ideas about how to solve my problems.
I donât think Iâll ever encounter a principal like Mr. Raj again. Mr. Raj was very generous to us. He never got angry, and I never heard him yell. He always listens to what students say before he makes a fair judgement when there is a conflict. He is very reliable and friendly. You can always trust him even when you think you might get into trouble.
Something else I enjoyed at this school is the Winter Concert. We learned how to perform very interesting dances from different cultures all over the world. This helped us learn about many different cultures and to be respectful of all cultures. I also enjoyed this Winter Concert because Mr. Raj gave me the opportunity to host it. I was the Master of Ceremonies along with my friend Diya. It was a blast. We both really enjoyed it. The Winter Concert also brought many teachers and students closer together. We practice together a lot and even suggest ideas on how to improve the dance. Parents from our school are always thrilled to see their children perform.
Another thing I will miss at ABC is the time I spent in the after school program. My friends and I always played basketball and when we went outside. This helped improve my basketball skills a lot. It was very fun! We even helped each other with our homework when we couldnât go outside.
I really enjoyed myself at ABC Montessori. I lived, learned, laughed and played. If I could. I would never leave this school. I started ABC at the age of four and I am now leaving at the age of twelve. After 8 years I find it very hard to believe that I have to leave, but I know that I must move on. I spent many great times here and now it is time to enter a different world, something I am not very excited to do.
All the teachers are like big family to me. I am very sad to depart after all these years and the memories Iâve shared with them all. Too bad I wonât be able to see these awesome teachers as much as I used to. I will miss everyone. I wish them all the best in the next year.
I am very grateful, thankful, appreciative, and happy that I was a student at this school. If someone ever asks me to recommend them a good school, ABC Montessori will be the first on my list. I went through many experiences here, through thick and thin. There are so many great things I want to say, but there is so much that I just canât express in words.
I hope this school stands until the world goes flat. It should be considered a landmark for many reasons. I am very proud to say that I love ABC Montessori! I promise all the teachers, Mr. Raj, and myself that I will try my best to visit this school whenever I can.
Majd Obeid (2000-2008)