Next Fall I am Off to Middle School!
Before your 5th grader officially becomes a 6th grader in September, there are some great opportunities our Middle School has to offer so you and your student(s) have all the information you need for a smooth transition:
Resources for Students
Too Old for This, Too Young for That!
Your Survival Guide for the Middle-School Years, by Harriet S. Mosatche and Karen Unger, Free Spirit Publishing.
The transition to middle school can be difficult. Most tweens are excited about getting older, but they’re often not prepared for some of the challenges that come with growing up. Physical and emotional changes, evolving relationships, and increased expectations at school can all make for some major adjustments.
This update of a Free Spirit classic lets readers know they’re not alone and gives them practical tips, tools, and resources for all kinds of situations, including:
The Free Spirit Middle School Confidential Series by Annie Fox, M. Ed.
Meet Jack, Jen, Mateo, Abby, Chris, and Michelle—six kids in middle school just trying to figure it all out. The Middle School Confidential series follows these six characters as they negotiate a shifting social scene, forge strong friendships, and deal with changing family dynamics. Fun and engaging character narratives are complemented by quizzes, quotes from real kids, tips, tools, and resources.
Middle School: The Real Deal From Cafeteria Food to Combination Locks by Juliana Farrell
From cliques to class schedules, electives to extra credit, cafeteria food to combination locks, you'll find everything you need to know right here. And in this newly revised edition, you'll also get the most up-to-date information on everything from technology to test taking. This book has the latest scoop, the coolest quizzes, and the best advice around if you're about to take the middle school plunge._
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