The First Day of Mr. Murphy By Alex The first day of school was a nervous and exciting day. I couldn’t sleep the night before because I did not know what 5th grade was like and I was curious. The next morning I was sooo tired that when I got up I couldn’t stay up, but after a while, I managed to get ready for school. My mom was cooking something that smelled so good that I wandered to the breakfast table. I ate breakfast slowly while I was drooping onto the table because I was so tired. I kept muttering to myself, “I hope I get Ms. Reed and not Mr. Murphy.” I didn’t want Mr. Murphy because there was a legend about him. Mr. Murhy is a tall, strong man that humiliates students. He is impatient and gets mad quickly…. He also throws desks around and worst of all chucks people out the window. When I got to school, I exited the bus and walked over to the bulletin board for fifth graders. I searched for my name and saw that it was listed under a teacher that made me very upset. I had been assigned to Mr. Murphy’s class! I was soo disappointed. I didn’t want to go to that death hole. I slowly shifted my legs up the stairs thinking of how I should react. I was thinking between the two choices of being silent and being silly. When I was at the last step of class I chose silence. I went in to the class and I smelled the new smell of a class room. I made it to my desk that was right next to the door just in case I had to run out. When everyone in the class came in I heard a deep voice that gave me a chill on the spine. “My new victims”… it was the teacher. He looked like a normal teacher that has experience, but he was scary. I stayed quiet until recess so I wouldn’t be the first one thrown out the window. Recess went by too fast because I didn’t have to see that deadly teacher. When the class got back Mr.Murphy went to the door and picked a kid that was being loud from the hall and made them come into the class. Then he said to the class,“ why was this person so loud?” Everyone in the class came up with reasonable answers. He then apologized to the person because we were still new. Mr. Murphy said, “I think he’s so loud because he is talking about a girl he likes.” It was silly when he said that so I found out he wasn’t a bad teacher, he was a fun teacher! ……. Well, he’s still pretty scary. Still, even in the middle of the year Mr. Murphy is strict and mean because he never gives us M&M’s. He’s strict because whenever I hand in my science to get checked, I always get nervous and try to be as quiet as I can be just to change his attitude and let me go out for recess.
I always act like a big boy in class, and try not to get killed by my teacher, so I always remind myself, “I have to calm down every day, or else, instead of getting thrown out of the window, I might get a mega wedgie with a swirly”. Mr. Murphy is still mean.
Published on Feb 22, 2011