By Caitie C. and Isabel S., 5th Grade
Right now we are going to tell you about what people think about middle school. We are going to interview different fifth graders from Edison Elementary about what they think.
Middle school means that you have a lot more responsibility and freedom. Switching classes, doing a lot more homework, and more time. Here are some of the things that people said:
“I am nervous about switching classes, but excited about more freedom and more friends!” – Kyli
“I am excited about lockers, and I love to make new friends. I am overjoyed about middle school!!!” – Margaret
“I am nervous about the older kids, but I know that there are other people just like me, so I am comforted by that.” – Fatou
“I wonder about popularity. I don’t care or like it. I am not excited about middle school.” – Clio
It it obvious the people have different views on Middle School, and we hope you will respect that. It will be a big change that some will like and some will not like.
All of the teachers will be different, all of the classrooms, too. We hope that you will be able to do it, and we will, too.
This article was written by Caitie C. and Isabel S. It will be printed in the June 2012 edition of the Edison Light Bulb.
I really appreciate this article. This gives me a good sense of what 5th graders are thinking about the big change ahead, and it is interesting to hear the diversity of thoughts and feelings about it. Very fair and compassionate reporting. Thank you! Kari (Tor and Margaux’s mom)
What a great topic for our last edition of the year! I’m going to miss all you 5th graders, for sure! I hope other fifth graders read this and add their thoughts in the comments, whether they’re Edison students or not. And maybe those of you who are in middle school can give us some perspective, too!
Caitie and Isabel, already one of your future teachers had this to say on our Facebook page: “A very interesting read! (especially given my perspective).”
Personally, I especially appreciate that you were able to show that people have many different perspectives. I hope you all find things to enjoy about middle school, and that you keep on finding ways to be inspired and work hard!