By Lio L.

My heart is beating quickly.

I don’t know what to do.

I think I’m going crazy,

The yelling is from you.

It makes me really anxious,

My day gets really bad,

Soon it goes away,

But it only goes a tad.

Lio L. is a Level 1 student who is 8 years old, is half Puerto Rican and half Guatemalan, and speaks two languages.

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