As has been the tradition of the last three years, my students are ending the year with the best book of the year speech. A new twist this year is that they only get to use 15 words to describe the book in order to entice others to read it. Some of these are fine for all 7th graders, some are more mature, I am including them all so that you can make your own decision.
Officials brief the media about the arrest of an eleven-year-old and a twelve-year-old accused of a plot to attack middle school students with knives. Two middle school students in Florida were arrested Tuesday after they concocted a "plot to kill students" via a variety of weapons, including a pizza cutter, police said. Both girls were searched in a Bartow Middle School office, where a butcher knife was located on one of the students.
In a story that echoes the now haunting Slenderman attacksdone by two teen girls, we have another story that involves violence from young middle schoolers for a horror based Satanic ritual. Two Bartow Middle School students in Florida have, after watching horror movies, devised a plan to attack and cut up fifteen peers smaller than them. They then were going to drink their blood and eat their flesh as part of their worshipping of Satan, according to the two children.
Top definition. A young person between the ages ofgive or take. Also the beginning stages of puberty, so expect your sweet little elementary schooler to begin changing in the most horrible of ways.
Speaking at the United Nations in seventh grade is a lofty goal; for many students in New York, however, it's their reality. What have these students learned from their time working with representatives of the United Nations? Five girls who participated in the program's initiatives, from preventing climate change to helping refugees, weigh in on what they discovered and how young people can change the world.
No longer children, nor yet adults, pre-adolescent girls struggle with the necessary and important work of self-discovery and expression. Guiding them across this threshold requires open communication and loving support. The books on this list can help us to begin and frame conversations about issues girls might be facing, such as popularity, peer pressure, shifting friendships, and interpersonal conflict.
There are so many reasons to be excited about the upcoming New Year. New adventures. New opportunities.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. Surviving Your Child's Adolescence. None of what follows obligates a student to have a miserable social experience in middle school.
Middle school is a transition for children, and while it can be an experience of growth and independence, it can also be difficult for children who face certain problems associated with middle school. Knowing what your child might experience or encounter during these years can help you prepare him or her, and maybe even prevent certain problems from surfacing. As always, knowledge is power.
From my experience, surviving middle school takes a mixture of luck, naive fearlessness, and an aggressive number of colorful plastic binders. I started my first day of fifth grade a jumbled mess of nerves, anxious about making friends and doing well in class, and inexplicably dressed head-to-toe in red, white, and blue swag my mom got when the Summer Olympics were in Atlanta. I mean, my backpack matched my shoelaces, which matched my pants and my shirt. I might have even had a hat.