I used to think...
Now I think...
ex. I used to to think that I would have trouble making friends in fifth grade.
ex. Now I think that fifth graders are very friendly and I'm excited that in a few short day I've made so many new friends.

I used to think that fifth grade math was hard.
Now I think that its still hard unless you have help from math charts.
I used to think that we would have tons and tons of homework.
Now I know that we won't have to much homework.
I used to think that 5th grade would be hard
Now I know that it isn't
I used to think the teachers would be mean in 5th grade
Now I know they are not