Today’s question comes from L.E., who writes:
I’m going to be in 6th grade in the 2014-2015 school year. I’m stressing out about is the classes I’m going to take for music. There’s choir, instrumental (in three categories: band, jazz, or orchestra), and combo (choir and instrumental, for one of those categories). And for those who aren’t going to do choir nor instrumental, there’s general music and library reasearch (which I DO NOT LIKE AT ALL). I’m still deciding if I should do band, jazz, or orchestra, and I want you guys to decide. Should I take band, jazz, or orchestra?
I want school to start soon (where I start, the first day is August 25). I’m practically bored OUT OF MY MIND every second of the day, every minute of an hour. I’ve been watching YouTube videos about Back to school, surviving it, and all that. I love school SO MUCH. I’ve been keeping myself busy so time will be really fast when, finally, it’s August. Two weeks before school starts, we go shopping for supplies (backpacks, lunch boxes, you know… all THAT stuff), although we don’t do it all in ONE DAY. Then, the week after that, I have to sort my supplies, trying to figure out how to organize the things in my backpack. To think of it… I might need to buy things for my locker, so I can have it organized, as I’m a neat and clean freak. I also need to figure out my daily schedule.Yes, where I live, they switched the middle school start and end times with the high school start and end times, which I now start school at 8:00am and end at 3:00pm. Also, we’re going to share the buses with charter school kids, but it will only be in the afternoon. So I have seven hours of school and elementary school kids have six. Do you have anything to help me about? Any tips? Advice? Anything?
Okay, I am really sorry this is SUPER late. Maybe this will help you for 7th and 8th grade. I’m not exactly sure what advice you are looking for, however middle school is different for everyone. Your school might have a certain schedule that other schools don’t have. If you’re looking for tips on surviving school academically, follow your schedule and get your assignments in when they are due. Also, I would suggest instead of using a huge planner (if your school gives you one), use a small planner and maybe carry a small notebook for quick notes that you need to write down when your in a hurry. If you’re looking for tips on how to survive school socially, stay with your friends and be you. Don’t be afraid to be who you are and don’t let others tell yu that you can’t do something. If you are looking for tips on organizing yourself, make sure you have a huge planner at home and only take the small one to school. Use the huge planner for writing down what you are doing that week. It will keep you organized. Also, if you have trouble doing homework in the afternoon, make a little calendar of what you have to do after school.
Hope this helps! Again, sorry I’m very late on replying to this. If you have any other questions, just ask me!
Miss Advice Girl