What to expect the first day of middle school

What to expect the first day of middle school
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What to expect the first day of middle school

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The first day of Middle School, for many students, is really frightening. The one thing they are really, really scared of is getting lost. What you can expect the first day of school is for them to be very, very nervous; and for them frightened. However, before the first day of school, Middle Schools offer an orientation program about one or two weeks before school starts. That day, they will probably get their books, their locker, find out where their classes are located, and a school map. What you can do to have them be comfortable on the first day of school is to have them walk from where you are going to drop them off to their first class. That way, they know that they will get to their first class on time and they will feel a lot better. You also want to make sure that your child has all the materials they need; pens, pencils, paper, a backpack, everything that they would need to be successful from the first day of Middle School.

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Lauren Weiss is an experienced Middle School Teacher of 13 years and published author of numerous educational books designed to help students and parents navigate the sometimes-difficult pre-teen years of school. Her student guidebook series are “manuals” that empower students by explaining such topics as how to interact with multiple teachers, how to access school resources, and how to respond to multiple real-life relevant situations that students encounter at school each day. Plus, each guidebook contains pages to track grades and test scores, plan for college, and assess life skills and personal growth. There is a special chapter on “How To Deal with Bullies.” Her bilingual (Spanish) Parent Guidebooks series includes How To Help The 6th Grader in Middle School and How To Raise a High-School Ready, College-Bound Graduate.

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