Tips for New Sixth Graders

      Tips for 6th Grade and Middle school survival

Starting middle school can be an exciting, and sometimes scary, time!  Here are some tips that may help you have a successful start to middle school.

1. Stay organized. 

Use your agenda (assignment notebook) to write down all your assignments.  Try to keep your locker organized and from getting very messy by putting things back where they belong and not just shoving them in randomly.

2. Plan ahead.

Don't wait until the last day to start a bigger homework assignment.  It will feel so much easier if you do a little each day.  Start those larger assignments the day you get them so they don't seem so overwhelming.

3. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

Ask parents, teachers, and older siblings for help or advice when you don't know what to do.

4. Try new things.

Trying a new activity is a great way to meet new people.   Sitting with new people at lunch is also a fun way to meet other kids you may not have had the chance to make new friends.

5. Relax.

It's a little nerve-wracking starting a new school but your teachers and parents will help you along the way.  Try to remember you're not alone.