Have you ever had to do something that you were scared to do? Everybody gets scared of something, sometimes. Some people are afraid of dogs, or cats, or insects. Some people are scared to go to the dentist. Sometimes it's a big thing, like worrying about moving to a new town. Sometimes things seems a little silly - being "afraid" of a classmate you don't know very well. But, being afraid isn't necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes you need a little fear so you can be stronger. We are afraid of what we don't understand - so you might be inspired to learn more about something to get over your fear. In a couple weeks, I will be having surgery on my shoulder, and I will be out the rest of the school year. I'm a little afraid, because surgery is a big deal. But I'm trying to learn everything I can about the process, so I can do what I need to and get healthy. Have you ever faced something you were really scared about? What did you do that made it easier?
Ms. Burke is Centennial Academy's librarian and loves to read - she's read almost everything in our library!!