Posts tagged "middle school"

Similarities abound between middle school and kindergarten

Similarities abound between middle school and kindergarten
Today is the first day of junior high for my girl. With all the preparation of locker decorating and schedule learning and measuring straps on dresses to make sure that they are at least an inch wide per the school dress code, I was caught up in how very grown up my girl is. And... Read more »

Back to school tips: Preparing for middle school or junior high

Back to school tips: Preparing for middle school or junior high
The transition into junior high or middle school is a big event for tweens. It is a time when kids may think they don’t need their parents, but they really, really do. School may not start for a few more weeks, but these back to school tips can help parents and kids prepare for middle... Read more »

Parents object to junior high tracking students' weight

Parents object to junior high tracking students' weight
Junior high is often a difficult time as students navigate social mine fields full of drama and adjust to rapidly changing bodies. Those two challenges come together when weighing in as a part of gym class. That is one of the reasons parents in Naperville Dist. 203 are objecting to a physical education class that... Read more »
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Lola Zola and the Lemonade Crush is a great tween Spring Break book

Lola Zola and the Lemonade Crush is a great tween Spring Break book
Lola Zola and the Lemonade Crush is a  novel by Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz aimed at middle grade students.  My tween very much enjoyed the novel that features sixth grade heroine Lola Zola who sets up a lemonade stand to make money when both her parents are laid off from their jobs. Although the... Read more »

Back to School Book Review: Middle School Survival Guides

Back to School Book Review: Middle School Survival Guides
With a whole new class of tweens venturing into the scary territory of middle school or junior high for the first time, Discovery Girls released four books as Middle School Survival Guides. They provide advice, tips and strategies for navigating the social minefield that can be middle school. Tweens often feel that they are the... Read more »