Dear Upcoming 7th Graders,
Last year when we were coming into 7th grade we were constantly worrying about new friend groups, school supplies, and homework. We are here to give you some advice on these things and how to address them properly!
To begin, let’s start with friendships. 6th grade for everyone is a lot of what discovering what organizations you fit into and who your friends are. 7th grade has definitely gotten easier for for the majority of people, friend-wise because you have gotten to know everyone and know your friend groups. Advice on this subject would be to chose your friends wisely because studies have shown that the 5 people you spend the most time with are who you become the most like, so chose wisely. Coming into the school year from our personal experiences you don’t need to worry about who your friends are because it will happen naturally.
Next important thing is getting the right school supplies. Something that we highly recommend is a homework folder, it becomes very handy when you have homework in many classes, and it will lighten your backpack drastically. Also, you definitely want a planner to keep track of homework and when assignments are due. It may seem that you won’t need it, but you wouldn’t believe how many times we wouldn’t have done a project if not for double checking our planner. And trust us, Heavy Duty binders is the way to go, any other kind will break within the first couple of weeks.
Finally, how to properly manage your homework. This year homework increases a lot, especially in advanced classes, so watch out. In 6th grade WildCat Time was like a class no one paid attention to because you usually would rather do your homework at home. This next year in 7th grade because the homework takes a longer time, WildCat Time is really a good time to get some homework done. Instead of messing around you should be productive because for most of us 7th graders, the minimum time we spent on our homework at night is 1 hour. If you use your time properly in class and work hard you will have an easier time doing the homework and being more productive in class which will lighter the time you spend on your work.
We hope that you will take our advice and do these highly suggested tips to make your school year a better and easy-fun year!
Best of luck,
Ava & Allison