The transition from Lower School to Middle School can be sudden and surprising for many students, making the VIIIs one of the most difficult years to get used to. The VIIIs take on many new responsibilities, such as doing homework, eating in the cafeteria, and running the school’s post office. One thing they noticed when they walked into their new classrooms was that blocks were nowhere to be found.
The VIIIs are excited about topics they will be studying. They will also be helping the VIs as they learn to read.
In the VIIIsJ classroom, the students are “not nervous at all” as Ivy Heitzman put it, and are eagerly anticipating the opening of the post office. In math they are currently working on games that include addition and subtraction which will help them to make correct change. “I can’t wait to start doing division, too,” said Aidan Early, VIIIsJ.
When asked how they feel about having Yard in the Ball Yard instead of the Block Yard, Aidan said, “I loved the Block Yard but it doesn’t really affect us this year because we have the Ball Yard which is a lot of fun.”
In social studies right now they are studying people who made a difference. But perhaps the most exciting new thing for the VIIIs is eating hot food in the cafeteria instead of bringing their own lunch to school and eating in their classrooms. The VIIIs look forward to the rest of the year.