Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Mrs. Lepovsky’s class at Folger McKinsey Elementary School answered the question:
What is something you used to be afraid of and why?
I used to be afraid of if there were monsters under the bed or in the closet because I thought they would come and attack me.
I was afraid of forks because when I was younger, I bit a fork and it broke. My mouth started to hurt, but then I realized after not using them for a while [that] I just have to be careful, and I started to use them again.
I used to be afraid of the dark cause I would hear weird noises in my room.
I used to be afraid of tests because I was afraid that I would get the tests wrong. Now I know that if you get it wrong, you can ask the teacher to help you after the tests so you can know that information, so you can get smarter.
I used to be afraid of catching a basketball or football because I got hit in the head with a basketball and it really hurt.
I used to be afraid of heights. When I was little, they seemed so humongous to me because I was so small. I just couldn't tolerate heights.
The dark and night crawlers.
I used to be afraid of being alone in the dark. I was not afraid of the dark. I was afraid of what is in dark.
I used to be afraid of dogs, but now I love them.
I was scared of the dark when I was 5 years old.
Dogs and cats.
I used to be afraid of heights because it's scary to be in air or on a building. You think you are going to fall.
I used to be afraid of big spaces that were dark. I was afraid of them because I didn't like being out of control. Since I couldn't see anything, I couldn't control anything.
I used to be afraid of fourth grade. I was not really a fast worker, but I realized that it really was not that hard.
Bedtime because of my bad dreams, like ghost bark.
I used to be afraid of going too deep in water and drowning in the water, because I was not that good at swimming when I was younger.
I used to be afraid of bees because they kept flying around me. I was the worst when they would land on me, and I didn't know until I looked down. Also, when they got in my food and I thought that I couldn't eat that food ever again until my mom made it again and I forgot about the bees, and I was fine.
I used to be afraid of staying home alone because I would always think of my what ifs, like what if there was something upstairs. That is why I was scared of staying home alone.
I used to be afraid of spiders because they just creeped me out.
I used to be scared of the decorations at my cousin’s house. There's this werewolf that was on the porch of the front door, and every time you passed it, it would howl at you. It always scared me, but now I'm not scared anymore.