I was in fifth grade chorus last year.
It was fun and at the end of the year I got a solo.
I was very nervous because I don’t like to be famous or have too many people notice me.
I did very well in my fifth grade solo at the end of the year.
When sixth grade started, I had to try out for chorus, but I think everyone who tried out made it.
There are about 80 students in sixth grade chorus.
Most of the people are really nice in chorus.
I only go one time a week because I have band and seminar during that block of the day as well.
I go to chorus with other students in band who sing the same part that I do.
One day, I was running up and down on the bleachers.
Someone else in chorus said that I should stop and bumped me hard after he said it.
I started to get very upset.
I don’t understand why he couldn’t just ask me to stop.
I would have.
Why did he have to bump into me too?
Then, he said to me, “Bet you $20 that you are going to tell on me now.”
Why did he say that?
I have to admit that I probably was going to tell, because he bumped into me which was completely unnecessary.
I think that makes it a good reason to tell.
I’ve learned that I can’t always tell the teacher what is going on.
Some kids make fun of me about that.
Sometimes it makes it worse to tell.
Other times, it’s very important to tell.
I thought that this was one of those times.
So I told anyway.
I don’t think I will have to give him $20 because I didn’t shake on the bet.
When I told the chorus director, she said that I did the right thing.
I actually went to talk to the guidance counselor too.
I don’t stand near that boy on the risers anymore in chorus.
He leaves me alone.
And I learned that maybe I shouldn’t run up and down the risers because it might bother other people.