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  • This month, we asked Ms. Ross’ class, “What is something that you used to be afraid of and why?”
    This month, we asked Ms. Ross’ class, “What is something that you used to be afraid of and why?”

Question Of The Month: Folger McKinsey

Zach Sparks
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October 4, 2017

Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Ms. Ross’ class at Folger McKinsey Elementary answered the question:

What is something that you used to be afraid of and why?

 

I used to be afraid of heights, but I'm not now because I go up high a lot, so I've changed.

Aidan C.

I used to be afraid of getting terrible grades.

Angelica C.

I used to be afraid of puppets, but now I'm only scared of marionettes. I'm not afraid of puppets now because I realize I am able to control puppets. But I can't control marionettes.

Beckett K.

I was afraid of an airsoft gun. Now I'm not because I got shot with one and it didn't hurt.

Bryce G.

I used to be afraid of spiders. I'm not afraid of spiders anymore because I found out they are not always poisonous.

Ciara T.

I used to be scared of spiders, but then I ate one, so now I am not scared of spiders.

David A.

I used to be afraid of heights, but I'm not anymore. I'm not scared anymore because I went on a huge waterslide and realized it's not that bad.

Elle H.

I was afraid of my mom's cat because she scratched and hissed. Now I'm not because I realized he was scared whenever he did that.

Evie G.

I used to be afraid of roller coasters because I thought they would break if I rode them. But my friends one day at the amusement park got me to go on it and now I love it!

Gillian B.

I was afraid of roller coasters because I was worried I was going to fall off, but now I'm not anymore because I got on one and didn't fall off!

Hailey H.

Spiders because I learned they eat mosquitoes and other bugs, helping us.

Madison C.

I used to be scared of getting lost. I'm not afraid of getting lost anymore because I know if I get lost, I know there is always a way to find a way home.

Maeve B.

When I was younger, I was afraid of the dark because I thought there was a monster under my bed and then my dad told me there's no such thing as monsters, so I'm not afraid of the dark anymore.

Maggie M.

I used to be scared of our house burning down. I used to cry when I was shown fire safety videos. I'm not scared because I realize what can and can't cause a fire and take drastic measures of making sure there's a .001 percent chance of that happening, so I'm not scared anymore.

Marielle U.

I used to be afraid of sharks, but now I realize they help our environment.

Mason K.

I used to be afraid of trees because they ran into me. Now I'm not afraid anymore because I realized I ran into them, not them running into me.

Matthew F.

I used to be afraid of spiders because I was allergic to their bites, but now I know it's silly because I only got a bite once so I know it probably won't happen again.

Max G.

I used to be afraid of the dark. I'm not afraid anymore because I know there is nothing there.

Max P.

I used to be scared of “Five Nights at Freddy's.” I'm not anymore and I think it is a cool game. I stopped being scared of it because it's not real.

Natalie B.

I've been afraid of ghosts as long as I can remember, but not till I read a book about ghosts. Sometimes I like to scare myself a little here and there, so I read the book. At chapter three, it talked about how ghosts are Halloween pranks. That helped me … for a year. Once I moved back to America, I moved to my new house, which I had to get used to. I felt unsafe about ghosts. The “it's just a prank” thing wasn't working. But then, duh, the dead things just stay dead. Fairly simple. So yeah, I'm not scared of ghosts.

Owen C.

I used to be scared of roller coasters. What if the roller coasters stopped or the tracks fell off? Anything can happen. But now I'm not, because of going to Universe Park.

Reid C.

I was afraid of bees, but now I'm not because they don't bother me.

Riley K.

I used to be afraid of heights. But the day I went to the One World Trade Center in New York, I went to the top and it was awesome!

Samuel C.

I used to be afraid of being myself because I thought everyone would think I'm weird. Now, I am not afraid because I realize God wants me to be myself because I need to express my own feelings and put my talents to good use no matter what others think.

Savannah H.

Deadly fungi that affects an insect's brain. I'm not scared anymore because I realize it does not affect me.

Shiloh B.

I used to be afraid of ghosts and zombies, but I'm not anymore because I know they're not real.

Siena T.

I was scared of the dark, and then when I turn on the lights and blink twice, I realize I am there and I'm OK.

Tina P.
 

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