By Liam Kanaley
In the Lawrence middle school there are 7 periods and in between those periods you get 2 minutes to get to class and I’m hoping that we can extend the 2 minutes longer to like 3 or 4 minutes.
My name is Liam Kanaley and I’m in detention for being tardy to English. I was late for English because before English, I have gym, and when gym ends, everyone storms through the doorway to go to their next class. I really don’t want to get in the middle of the crowd, so I wait for everyone to leave and then I go. The problem with waiting is that I waste my two minutes to get to English. So when I’m leaving one class, I am already late for the next one. After a certain amount of tardies, I get in trouble and then I get a detention. Well, here I am.
There are a whole bunch of kids that are late for class and it’s not their fault. Some kids might be slow walkers and some people, like me, don’t want to get stuck in a big crowd.
It would be a good idea to have a longer time between the periods so when I’m waiting for the sweaty bunch going out of the locker room, I don’t have to worry about being late for English. All the kids waiting for the crowd to leave hate getting in the middle of it because if they do go in there, they will get pushed and shoved and hurt.
All the time the teachers say, “Don’t run in the hall,” so I don’t. And guess what? I’m late for class, and then the teachers say, “You’ve got to hustle!” That makes me really mad. I don’t get it. If I’m supposed to walk and not run, should I speed walk? But then people will think I’m weird. So if we extended the time between the periods, then we can take our time walking. I might say, “Hi,” and only “Hi,” nothing else, to my friends. I know that I am not the only kid out there who is saying, “We should extend the time between periods.” I’ll bet that the whole school thinks we should.