By: Michael Chandler
My 8th Grade Year
I started the beginning of the year not knowing a lot of people, and thinking that I was going to hate everything about this year. I had very few people that I knew from last year in my class. But nevertheless, I made it by. Now it's the end of the year. We have done many projects, made many new friends and acquaintances, and had great teachers.
One thing good that I remember from 8th grade is my first time going into Spanish class. I had never had Spanish class since I didn't get it in 7th grade. When I walked in the teacher let everyone choose their seat. Them, out of nowhere, she started speaking really fast in Spanish. Everyone in the class sat there just staring at her, because we had no idea what any of those words meant. Now, we have a week and a half left of school and I can speak tons of Spanish. This goes to show that middle school is very important, and can teach you something.
What You Will Need At Osage Trail: 8th Grade
In your P.E. class, you should always have your uniform either in your locker or in your backpack when you are out of class. If you want to wash your uniform, make sure you don't forget it whenever you return to school the next week. If you don't have your uniform, then you will have to wear loner clothes and will get points taken off of your grade.
There is a certain item that you will want to make sure you have on you at all times necessary. A pencil. Most likely, if you have a pack of pencils at the beginning of the year, by the 3rd week you will have lost most of them. By the end of the semester everyone will be looking for a pencil. Make sure you have a special spot in your backpack for your pencils. One more thing, make sure your Chromebook is charged. You wouldn't want it to die when you're in the middle of writing someth-
Bad Side Of 8th Grade
There's a lot of assignments you are going to receive throughout the school year. Over 25 assignments in almost all classes, except Industrial Tech. All in all, you will get about 175 projects in a semester. Even though a lot of the assignments won't be for a grade, you'll never know. This is part of the reason why you should stay on top of your grade.
Good Side Of 8th Grade
One of the good things about 8th grade is that most of the teachers trust you. At the beginning you will have to earn their trust, but it should be easy. Then you can go use the restroom, go to certain places as a class without the teachers herding you around, and even let you go down to the office to do stuff for them. But like everything else, there is a catch. You have to keep that trust. And it's not just you who has to keep that trust, it is everyone.