It is finally June, one of my favorite months of the year because it is summer vacation. This year the coming of summer was slightly bitter sweet because it was the end of middle school. Saying hello to summer meant saying goodbye to some people that I have known since I was very little.
As the last days of middle school came to a close many people, including me began to reflect on our middle school memories. These memories inspired my post for the month. I have decided to write about a middle school survival kit because I remember at the beginning of fifth grade wondering, “What am I going to need for middle school?”
So here are some of the things that helped me through middle school.
First, organization tools, I wrote a post a while back about getting more organized, while I have been unsuccessful so far, I have found it is helpful to have folders and a pencil case. These little tools keep your paper and pens where you need them. It also helped me from losing important papers before I had to turn them in and making sure that I still had them for finals.
Another thing I found helpful was colored pens and highlighters. They helped me endlessly to take organized notes. I used my red pen a lot to mark the things wrong in my homework so I could come back to it later. I used highlighters for summer reading and the in class books so that when it was time for the test I could skim the book quickly.
Without sports middle school would have been crazy. Some of my favorite middle school memories come from cross country and track. Doing these sports really helped me make friends and learn how to manage my time. While I never did the middle school play a lot of people really seemed to feel the same way about that as I did about sports. If you are in middle school and aren’t sure whether you should try sports or do a club I highly recommend it.
Lastly, I can’t even think about middle school without thinking about my friends. Having even one really great friend will change your middle school experience. I think the fact that I have such great friends is what is making leaving middle school difficult. Even though most of us will be together for high school it won’t be the same without the people who are leaving.
I wrote this post because when I started fifth grade I would have wanted just a few pointers. Now that I am finished I hope that this list can help other kids like me. Part of being a Spirited Woman is being helpful; even if you may not know somebody it is always good to help out. I hope that this post can help somebody starting middle school even just a little.
Alice, The Spirited Kid
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