The First Day of School


On the first day of middle school, I got to stay home longer in the morning than my brother and sister.

Their school starts about an hour before mine.

When I’m at home until it’s time to go to school, I play with my toys, draw, or read.

It’s very nice having this quiet time at home to play before school.

When I go to school early, we “spark walk.”

What that means is that we walk the perimeter of the school until the bell rings.

Then we go to our lockers.

I spark walked a little bit on the first day.

My mom wanted me to find someone to walk with.

I like the company, but it’s kind of hard to stand around, while everyone else is walking by, to wait for someone that I know.

I also don’t mind walking by myself.

I get a lot of steps on my pedometer too.

When the bell rang, I went to my homeroom, 108.

We got our schedules and our lockers.

My locker is #171.

I opened it on the second try.

We played “get to know you” games so we would know the new people in our classes.

Four elementary schools are now in one building.

I remember the layout of the school from last year, which was very helpful, because I was in the purple hallway for all of fifth grade, while our elementary was under construction.

The yellow hallway was new to me though.

That’s where most of my Team 2 classes are: Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science.

Because I take math with seventh grade, I’m the only sixth grader that has class upstairs in the upper yellow hallway.

Every sixth grader has a class in the upper orange hallway.

FCS: the Family and Consumer Science hallway.

The seventh graders have FCS in the upper red hallway – that’s where I took FCS.

My schedule works out so I take one exploratory with sixth graders and one with seventh graders.

This is so I can take seventh grade math.

Tomorrow we will start going to all of the teachers and learning about our classes.

Today, we learned about the school, our agenda book, and school rules.

The school rules are fine with me because they keep everyone safe.

They are the same as the rules I have had for most of my time in school.

My homeroom teacher, who will eventually be my Science teacher in the second semester, was very nice.

I cannot wait until school really starts.

4 thoughts on “The First Day of School

  1. I was drawn to reading this post because I am teaching 6th grade reading this coming year after spending 25 years teaching ES. Thanks for sharing First Day. I’m in VA and we start Sept. 5th but this post got me excited about my new adventure! Let’s all have great school years!!

  2. Having quiet time before the bustle of the day begins strikes a chord with me. I would usually get to school an hour before students came just to get my head and my room ready for the day. I agree that sometimes it is nice to walk alone with just your thoughts while other times it is nice to be part of a group. Whatever we need at that particular moment works.

  3. Love how the structure helps our kiddos feel safe in the new world of middle school. Love the color coded halls, the spark walk, the agenda, the newness, the excitement of new beginnings!

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