Today is Pauls second chance of the beginning of the school year.
Paul sees that while the schedules and classes at Tangerine Middle School are the same as at Lake Windsor Middle School, the two schools are very different. At Tangerine Middle School, boys and girls play on the same teams. Theresa proudly tells Paul that last year the soccer team placed second in the county.After school, Theresa introduces Paul to the team coach, Ms. After practice, Paul panics when he spots his mother leaving the school office.But, she tells him that, as she was transporting it, the IEP that he does not want Tangerine Middle School to have disappeared out of his folder somewhere between Lake Windsor Middle School and Tangerine Middle School.The next day,When
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Mrs. Fisher made a choice to make Paul an IEP and turn it into Lake Windsor Middle School. This affected him in many ways. One is that he could not play soccer at Lake Windsor because of insurance issues. Another is that Paul was assigned Theresa as his ‘guide’, which had very nice results. Theresa introduced Paul to Coach Bright This was a very good thing. Mom made the IEP form as she as trying to be the caring
To begin, the move from Texas to Tangerine Florida introduces new friends into Paul’s life, which tags along clarity, confidence, and brotherhood. For example, the team soccer captain for Tangerine Jr. High, Victor, told Paul after a victory game against the Palmetto
I, _____________, will be participating in the Lindhurst Blazers Baseball Program in the 2018 season. I am representing Lindhurst High School, and, as such, my behavior reflects on the coaches, my teammates, the faculty and students of Lindhurst H.S., my family, and community. I will be held to a higher standard than other students and will be expected to treat everyone with the respect that I expect to be treated in return. By signing this agreement, I agree to the following conditions.
Paul was going to go to Lake Windsor Middle School but because he had an iep he wasn’t allowed to play soccer. As a result, Paul saw that he could go to Tangerine Middle instead. He went for it because if he went to Tangerine Middle School he would not need an iep anymore and overall he would get to play soccer. He also made new friends and everyone seemed to be really nice. ’’We understand what a strain this will put on everyone’’(93-94).What this means is that there is a big confusion on if you can stay in the school or you have to transfer to Tangerine.All in all, Paul moving schools was a decision that was his choice and he chose to go to
Paul’s school board has to come up with a schedule for the time being, due to the portable classrooms being destroyed in the sinkhole. “ ‘... seventh-grade parents will have another option… Dr. Grace Johnson, the principal of Tangerine Middle School has agreed to take any of our seventh graders for the remainder of this term…’ ” (Bloor 93). Because of this, Paul begs to go to Tangerine Middle School, because he sees it as an opportunity to play soccer with no IEP. Because of this, the plotline is affected. If the sinkhole never happened, Paul wouldn’t have met all his Tangerine friends. “Luis Cruz is dead,” (Bloor 244). Luis, Teresa’s brother, would still be alive because he wouldn’t have had a reason to confront Erik if he never met Paul. Paul wouldn't be able to play soccer either because his mom never would’ve been able to throw it away. Because of the sinkhole, “The heavens had opened up for me,” (Bloor
But when Paul is forced to leave Lake Windsor Middle School and go to Tangerine Middle School, he encounters a whole new way of life. The kids aren't as wealthy as the Lake Windsor kids, but Paul ends up fitting in better there than he did in his first school.
It’s okay with me if you can’t pay attention to both. Just let me go to Tangerine Middle….I wouldn’t be the water boy there. I’d be the goalie.” Over at the school, Paul feels free because even though some consider him as “handicapped,” he is still allowed to play on the soccer team like everyone else unlike Lake Windsor Middle where Coach Walksi kicked him off due to his “visually impaired” self.
After an incident occurred at Lake Windsor Downs Middle School, Paul transferred to Tangerine Middle School. When Paul found out about the soccer team, he invited Joey to enroll in the school too. The text states that Joey’s dad “put a note in there saying I should have all the same classes as you.” This means that Joey persuaded his dad to have the same classes as Paul. Paul and Joey were in the same group for a science project and Joey hated being in the same group as Tino.
Paul and his family move from Houston, Texas to Tangerine, Florida. He has a brother named Erik who is a place kicker for the football team at Lake Windsor. On Paul’s first day at Lake Windsor he meets a kid named Joey Costello. When Paul finds out their is a soccer team he automatically thinks he is going to be the starter goaltender. He can’t play for Lake Windsor because of the IEP(his is blind). Then a sinkhole happens,and Paul is happy about that because Erik just lost all of his fans. Paul’s mom wanted him to go to St. Anthony’s,but Paul wanted to go to Tangerine so he could play soccer and be the starting goalie. On the first day of school Dr. Johnson had Theresa show Paul around. Paul met Victor, Tino, and Henry D. Paul and Joey were
Fisher’s choices change his physical being but also his internal thoughts, such as his self concept. Mrs. Fisher decided to let Paul attend Tangerine Middle School instead of Lake Windsor Middle School, “Mom, you ruined my life at Lake Windsor Middle when you turned in that I.E.P., this is your chance to un-ruin it.” (Bloor94). This shows that when his Mom finally made the choice to let Paul move middle schools, it changed the way he viewed himself. At Lake Windsor Middle School, Paul was unable to play soccer because she turned in the I.E.P., which made him ineligible to play. After she made the decision to allow him to change schools, he was able to play soccer for Tangerine Middle School. He questioned, “Will I make the difference between winning and losing for the middle school’s soccer team?” (Bloor22). He now had to be cautious with his words and actions so he did not get in trouble, as he could easily get kicked off the
Paul had a choice between Tangerine Middle School and Lake Windsor Middle School, he chose Tangerine Middle. Before the sinkhole at Lake Windsor, Paul was kicked off his soccer team for his eyesight, which lead him to transfer to Tangerine Middle School. For example, Paul states,
Park Middle is located in Scotch Plains, New Jersey and is one of two middle schools within the town. On average there are 930 students enrolled at Park over the past three years (See Appendix A, Table A1). Additionally, Scotch Plains’ population consists of 77.4% White citizens, but is also composed of 11.1% of African Americans, 7.7% Asian, and 6.7% Hispanic citizens (see Appendix B, Table B1). The town’s population is largely representative of the school’s demographics (see Appendix C, Graph C1). When referencing the school’s performance on district benchmarks and state testing, Park Middle School has met most of their established targets. However, even with most established targets met, certain subgroups are in need of further attention
”(p.94) A choice made by paul to go to Tangerine middle school affected paul by him meeting the boys on the soccer team that he had gotten thrown into suspension. This also affected Paul by him being a backup on the team. Paul made this choice because at his old school Lake windsor middle he had an IEP which restricted him from playing soccer. So at Tangerine middle he had been able to play soccer with no IEP.
To start off, Paul choices to go to Tangerine Middle School to start a fresh and new life. The reason why he did this was because his school was involved in a horrific sinkhole that destroyed his school. Since, his whole life had been ripped apart from getting kicked off the soccer team because he had trouble with his eyesight and an IEP, he decided to go to a new school. In the book it states, “Just give me this chance. Both of you. I want to go to Tangerine Middle School, and I want to go with no IEP” (94). His parents finally saw what Paul was going through a gave him a chance to go to Tangerine Middle School. As a result, Paul makes new friends and joins there soccer team. This makes him see that he can not always be better than everybody and this made him work
Have you ever felt that you don’t get the respect that you deserve? David Greenberg was a 6th grader at Harman Middle school. Just like all 6th graders, the start of middle school can be really tough. Especially when you lose your best friend right before school starts. David became kind of famous online, but at school no one really acknowledges him for it. In the meantime, David has to deal with bullies and loneliness. When David is happy, he is with friends and family but while he is unhappy, he is alone. At the end, things do work out and David has friends but he isn’t always untroubled. I think David isn’t always happy but has a lot of fun at Harman Middle School.