Incoming 6th Graders!

Don't Cry! It's not that bad.

It's Not that Bad, I Promise.

I know, everyone always says how bad middle school was for them. It probably wasn't that bad. You are more than likely pacing your room, thinking about your brother describing in detail about the horrible bullies in middle school. Trust me, it's only like that in the movies. Yes, a few people really do get bullied, but more than likely the only thing you will have to worry about is locker troubles and school lunches.

Block Scheduling and Passing Time

It's every middle schoolers worst fear: being late to class. You will have 4 minutes to get from one class to the next. It doesn't seem like that much time, but you could walk from one end of the school to the other in about 2 minutes. In the 4 minutes, you will need to go to your locker, the bathroom, and be at your next class. At the beginning of the school year, your teachers will more than likely go easy on you, but that is not an excuse to purposely be late. Your block scheduling will mostly go like this:

A DAYS:

1.Monday You will start with 1A and will have 5 classes.

2.Wednesday You will start with 1A and will have 5 classes.

B DAYS:

1.Tuesday You will start with 1B and will have 5 classes.

2.Thursday You will start with 1B and will have 5 classes.

FRIDAY YOU WILL HAVE EVERY CLASS!!!

  • In addition to being worried about being late, your probably worried about getting lost on your way to class. If you think you will get lost, your probably wrong. Every grade level has their own house ( a house is where all the core classes are located) which means most of your classes will be in the same area.
  • Sports are only for 7th and 8th graders but here is a list for you: Football, Volleyball, Cross Country/Track, Basketball (Girl and Boy), Archery, etc.
  • Teachers aren't really as bad as everyone says they are, most of them try their best to have personal relationships with each of their students. You will probably be closer with some teachers than others. You will also probably dislike one of your teachers and or classes.
  • You don't get as much homework as people say, you might get a little bit more, but it will help if you are organized

VOCABULARY

  1. HOUSE: the area in which all of your sore classes are. (there is one house per grade level.
  2. BLOCK: an hour and a half of one class
  3. PASSING TIME: the four minutes you have between each of your blocks
  4. MIDDLE SCHOOL: the grade levels in between elementary and high school, also known as 'junior high'
  5. ORGANIZED: arranged in a systematic way, especially on a large scale.