Dear Amy: I’m really nervous about starting middle school soon. Do you have any tips? — Jamie, San Diego, Calif.
Dear Jamie: Moving up to middle school can seem scary because there are so many changes. The good news is that these changes aren’t a big deal, and you’ll probably get used to your new school quickly. The biggest difference between elementary school and middle school is that you’ll have a different teacher for each class period. One thing that can really help is using a planner to stay organized and keep track of your homework assignments. Be sure to write your class schedule in your planner in case you have trouble remembering it during the first few days.
Friends can make middle school fun, and you can help each other through the transition. You might end up at a different school than your current friends, but there will be plenty of other students who could be potential friends. You’ll still be able to hang out with your old friends outside of school, too. For more tips, check out Middle School Survival, scholastic.com/kids/
middleschoolsurvival, and It’s My Life, pbskids.org/itsmylife/school/
middleschool. Have a great school year!
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