My name is Rachel. I am a 4th grade student at Daly Elementary School in Port Washington, New York. Sometimes, I think I am the same as people, but I am learning that is WAY wrong. I am different in lots of ways and so are you!
One thing that makes me different is that I have a mood disorder which is not that common. I get very angry easily and I have a difficult time controlling myself and calming down. I put a lot of effort into getting through the school day, but when I go home I sometimes let my emotions loose. This makes things like getting my homework done and waking up in the morning very hard. I can also be very sensitive which can cause problems with my friends and family. I work really hard on making things better for myself as well as the people I love and care about.
Another thing that makes me different is that I wear glasses. I wear them because I can’t see well out of my left eye. In addition, I have a retainer that is helping my teeth. These things make me look different.
These are my differences. I have realized that everyone is different in their own way. I am learning to be kind to others and be tolerant of everyone’s differences, just like people are kind and understanding of me.