My school's Cross Country team has started up again! This year I feel stronger than ever. Over the summer I have trained hard and long. I have been scared for a long time about the day I'd start cross country. The day came, and I was in great shape. I love the fact that I can do a sport and be part of a team.
School starts today and I am very excited. We had locker decorating day Monday, so I got to see my friends and teachers. I can't wait for another great year. The one thing I can think to say about this year is "thank you". Thank you to my friends, family, teachers, readers, fellow bloggers, Nancy, doctors, coaches, and to my school. Without you, I wouldn't be me.
On Wednesday I head out to 7th grade. Off and running to new friends, new students, new teachers, a whole new building (really, it was built last year), and new adventures just waiting for me. Thank you to everyone who has shaped my future. I am blessed to have you all.
For those who don't have a kid at home, this is what a middle school "back to school supply list" looks like:
2 5 Star spiral Notebook 150 sheet college ruled 3 subject (Red)
2 Large bottles glue
1 24 pack colored pencils
1 Post it tabs
1 Box tissues
#2 pencils -24
1 blue pen
2 green pens
3 red pens for grading
3 packages loose-leaf paper, college ruled
2 highlighters -narrow yellow
1 large roll transparent scotch tape
2 1" 3 ring binders (Blue, Maroon)
2 sets of dividers - plastic sets of 5 with dividers
12 Dry erase makers (fine tip) black
1 blue/black ballpoint pens package 12
1 folder w/ pockets & clips (Purple for French)
1 White out pen (shake n' squeeze)
1 spiral notebook w/ holes, college ruled (Maroon)
1 spiral notebook w/ pockets, college ruled (green)
1 package of post-it-notes
1 package multi-colored 3x5 index cards, 100 cards
1 composition notebook - for PE (black and white speckled)
1 pocket folder w/fasteners - for Music (yellow)
1 bottle hand sanitizer
Roughly $55 later, you can show up at school prepared! So when you see those boxes in stores asking you to help needy children buy their school supplies, this is why! Please help us grow up to be a better future.
- Alice, The Spirited Kid
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