One Day With Me At Saint Mother Teresa High School
At 6 a.m, I wake up and prepare myself, my school materials and my lunch.
At 8 a.m, I leave home with Catalina (my exchange student) to get to the bus early.
At 8:12 a.m, I walk into the bus, which is yellow just like in those American movies.
At 8:30 a.m, I arrive at Saint Mother Teresa High School (MTHS for short). I see all the Titans which is a nickname for the students and the sports teams at MTHS, walking down the hallway.
At 8:32 a.m. I go to my locker, leaving my backpack inside, because we are not allowed to bring it in class, and I take my notebook for the first period class.
At 8:40 a.m, I go into my homeroom, which is my first period class, and my homeroom teacher, M McSwiggan, does the attendance, we also listen to the national anthem "O Canada" and pray.
At 8:50 a.m, my psychology, sociology and anthropology class with Mr McSwiggan starts. He talks a lot, explaining different experiments to us, it is really interesting even if sometimes I don't agree with his ideas.
At 10:05 a.m, my anthropology class is finished. Sometimes I eat a snack (a fruit or a granola bar) before my second period.
At 10:10 a.m, I go to my drama class with Mrs. Rose. We are not a lot. It is very cool and funny, everyone is always in a good mood. My favourite thing in drama is the improv, even if sometimes it can be difficult because I need some vocabulary that I don't know.
At 11:25 a.m, it is time for lunch. I walk out from my drama class to my locker, I take my lunch bag and join Catalina and her friends to eat and talk. We usually sit in the hallway, and sometimes we go outside under a tree.
At 12:15 p..m, my third period starts, it is my English class with Mrs. O'Neil. During this class I am with my exchange partner. We study little stories and write things about them, we also create our own stories.
At 1:30 p.m, I go out from my English class, on the first floor, to go to the second in my history class, where the teacher is waiting for his students listening some Bob Marley or jazz.
At 1:35 p.m, my history class starts with Mr Hanneman. It's my favourite class because it is very chill and the teacher is super nice and funny. We learn in a different way, less strict, but still interesting and enjoyable!
At 2:50 p.m, the bell rings! It is finally the end of my school day, I take back my backpack and I go to the bus.
At 3:15 p.m, I'm finally at home, I take a snack with my exchange student, do my homework, and sometimes we go out with the rest of the family to eat dinner.
At 7 p.m, I sometimes watch a movie or a show with the family or I talk about a lot of subjects with Catalina and her mother.
At 9:30 p.m, I go to bed.
A few things to know about Canadian high schools:
There are 4 types of high schools: public school, catholic school, and private school;
People choose most of their classes, 4 every semester, and they have big exams at the end of every semester;
Everyday we have the same schedule, and in every class we are with different people;
During lunch only a few people buy their food at school, most of them bring their lunch, we also can't all eat in the cafeteria because it's too small for all the students;
Here the chairs are attached to the tables;
The high schools are from grade 9 to 12 (it would be 3ème to terminale for french people) but most of them like mine have also middle school in it, which are the grades 7 and 8 ( 5ème and 4ème compared to France);
Also they don't have supervisors to watch on them during the breaks.