Isra’s Big Day
Isra stared blankly at the paper in front of her. Her teacher had said that she had to write down the name of an insect and her partner’s name on the paper. Isra’s friend, Sophie said they could be partners. “Let’s do a presentation about fireflies!” said Sophie.
“Alright!” Isra agreed.
“Ok class, after we finish researching, we will share our information either by a poster or powerpoint,” the teacher announced.
Isra had butterflies in her stomach. “I don’t like to speak in front of crowds!” Her happy thoughts floated away.
As Isra was walking home, she kicked the ground with her blue suede boots. She felt nervous and scared. “As-salamu alaikum, Mom,” she said kind of nervously.
“Walikum as-salam, I’ll make you a snack,” said mom. Isra went to her room. “Maybe I just don’t know about the insect,” Isra said as she fed her sea horse, Aqua. “I probably should do some research.” Isra went online. “These facts are great!”
At night Isra went outside. “Fireflies!” she cried. One fluttered on her hand. Blink, blink, blink went the lights. Isra caught one in a jar and decided to practice her lines for the insect project.
“And I hope that you like my presentation,” she ended proudly. She practiced every single day. She said it in front of my mom, dad, brother and two baby sisters. On the day of the presentation, she wore a firefly shirt that said, “Go, get ’em!” She went to school and presented her firefly powerpoint presentation.
Now Isra can do anything. She has learned to sing, dance, create and present powerpoint presentations and more. She learned that she just has to believe in herself.
About the Author
Sabriya Zaman is 11 years old. She enjoys reading, playing on the computer, playing soccer, talking on the phone with her friends, and drawing. Her favorite color is turquoise. Sabriya lives in Pennsylvania, USA with her family.