Lots of things have happened over the now 4 years! I still can’t believe how long it has been since I was a 3rd grader in Mrs. Campagna’s class! 6th grade was a lot of fun, especially since we got to go to the Ancient Games. The Ancient Games is kind of related to the Olympics. We compete in events such as the softball toss, 100 meter dash, discus, and javelin throw! Everyone gets to compete, and you feel super included as well. Now, lets get to 7th grade.
I haven’t yet been to 7th grade, but I do know some new and old things about it. For one, there is no orientation, but there is a day in the summer where you can get your schedules and drop off your school supplies. That was one of the new things about 7th grade. Lots of things have been changed in the past year about middle school. Wheel classes (art, foreign language, etc.) are now being called explorers classes, and all of the academic classes will be 55 minutes long in contrast to 44 minutes. There are new pod names as well.
I know that the 6th grade pods were called ‘thunder’ and ‘lightning’, but I believe they are changing the names again, to split up into 3 pods. The 7th grade pods are named after birds, and there are three. I am only positive about two of the pod names, the third one I have no evidence about. Two of the pod names are ‘eagle’ and ‘falcon’.
Yes, you do have locker combinations, and the lockers tend to get jammed from time to time, but otherwise, I’m pretty confident that you will like the middle school.
Some of my younger friends and family worry about getting to class on time in the 4 minutes they give you, but if I could make it to class on time, then you can too! A way to make it easier on you is to develop a time frame about when you will go to your locker and get your books to carry to class. It really depends on how close your locker is to your next class, and if the class you had before you went to your locker is close enough to your locker for you to be able to get your books while still taking your time.
If you relax, take a deep breath, and prepare yourself for the future, you won’t have to worry, and don’t forget to smile!
P.S Mrs. Campagna, your baby is so cute! I hope when she grows up she’ll be as sweet as a strawberry!