From a BOY!!!!!!!!

I would say it doesn't happen everyday, but it actually does happen about once a day. Boys DO ask us questions once in a while. Let's answer this one today from Spencer. He wants to know what middle school is like. So all you middle schoolers, let him know all about it.

For me, I'd say there are ups and downs. Switching classes and LOCKERS can be a challenge, especially if they're pink. :) But I think Spencer will like middle school and the new stuff that goes with it. For instance, I think you get to do cooler stuff in middle school. The field trips are better, for sure.

Check out this story about moving to middle school. Then, lend a hand to our friend, Spencer. Here's his question:

Dear PLS,
I know I am a guy but I wanted to know about middle school. What is it like?
Signed,
A soon-to-be 6th grader

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

middle school is way better than elementry school. and this you here from a sixth grader. and you will like it garenteed. and you have lockers. that is so my favorite part!

May 14, 2009 at 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going into sixth grade also it will be ok

May 14, 2009 at 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Middle school is great! It can be scary at first, I admit that I was scared to death the first day. I kept worrying that I'd be late for all my classes and would forget my locker combination and all of that, but amazingly none of that happened. It's pretty challenging to get used to going from one class room to another, but you'll definitely get the hang of it!

May 14, 2009 at 7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was scared at first but made alot of friends quickly and really wound up loving it the first year

May 14, 2009 at 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Bubbles said...

Don't worry!!! I WAS kind of surprised to see it from a boy though!! LOL!!!
Middle school is FINE!!

H

May 14, 2009 at 10:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Middle school is way better than than Elementary! Don't be scared. You may feel as if the school is big and that you'll get lost but you soon come to realize it's actually not! I'm in High School now and was thinking the other day how scared I was when I was going to start Middle School!

You should be excited! Now that you're a Midde Schooler you should have a lot more freedom!

- Allison.

May 15, 2009 at 12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a little tricky at first but you will get ured to it. Trust me.

May 15, 2009 at 1:20 AM  
Anonymous super girl said...

it is actually not so bad when you get to know how to open your locker. after that everything is better than you think it will be.

May 15, 2009 at 7:30 AM  
Anonymous hi said...

Middle school is like a step before high school. I love it! During middle school, i met my crush, and we're really good friends. I think you'll love middle school.(i'm graduating this year!)GOOD LUCK!!!

May 15, 2009 at 8:25 AM  
Anonymous Bubbles said...

You should feel like you are growing up...you should b happy!! growing up rules!! just think of it as a step closer to being finished for LIFE!!!!!

H

May 15, 2009 at 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Soon to be High Schooler! said...

Middle School is awesome. It's way better then Elementary School, it just gets you away from the younger kids and prepares you for High School. Hope you have fun.

May 15, 2009 at 6:33 PM  
Anonymous Cassabellle said...

I am a seventh grader going into eighth.....and i feel ur pain. But middle school is awesome....i dont know where you are but where i am we have way better lunches than you get to walk around to differant classes, and, even though there are no recesses, WHO CARES!!! The day is actually shorter. so dont go into MS worried think about it as a life experiance. And believe me, you have to EXPLORE TO THE EXTREME!!! And you will meet new people....and they will turn out to be great friends! Have fun!! 8*)

May 15, 2009 at 9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just relax. Think about the fun and exciting things that are going to happen. I always do this when I'm nervous and nothing bad happens. Good Luck!

May 16, 2009 at 2:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

middle school is awesome sooo musch better than elementary school. relax have fun and everything will be ok!!

May 16, 2009 at 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey don't sweat it I'm a seventh grade girl with all sorts of friend trouble but I got over that once I was confident in myself.
Believe in yourself that you can do anything and you will in fact ace every class and have loads of friends and even a girlfriend.
That is if your mom lets you.
HAve fun and Good Luck!!!

May 16, 2009 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Mai said...

Middle school is a little bit scary at first, but it's SOO easy to make new friends! I bet that you will fit right in. ALL of my besties now--I never knew them before and imagine that, most of us hated each other during the begining of the year. But it's SOOO fun and you'll meet tons of new people. I was scared too! But now I get to worry about 7th Grade! lol!

May 16, 2009 at 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Soon to be 8th grader at DRMS said...

Don't worry. If you have friends from sixth grade try to find each other on the first day and grab a table. If one of ya'll gets there early then save seats for the rest of you. That's what me and my friends did and still do. Also try to get to know eighth graders as well.

May 16, 2009 at 2:25 PM  
Anonymous plslover said...

im going into 6th grade to and i think its awsome that you'r coming to this website

May 16, 2009 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Anna Banana said...

middle school will be great. we don't have that where i live (australia) but i know what it's like to start highschool. it's scary at first but it'l be fine. there are lots more oppertunities for everyone and in lots of different things. it's a lot more effort though. i find that you put a little bit more into everything. remember that girls can be your friends too, because lots of guys i was friends with in primary or elemantry now won't even talk to me.

May 17, 2009 at 3:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Middle school will be soo much fun.(Well not really)I was really scared when I entered 7th grade (My middle school has it differently) but after the first day everything turned out to be alright. Now that im in 8th grade I dont have to be all worried!

May 18, 2009 at 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Clarissa said...

Middle school is way more fun than elementary school. You might be scared at first, but it will turn out great.

May 18, 2009 at 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Hannah said...

Don't worry middle school is aweosome!

May 19, 2009 at 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

middle school is aweosome!!!!! BUT sometimes you have alot of homework like 5 6 or 7 things to do but its o.k. this does not mean you should not do your homework cause if you dont some teachers (not all ) will take time of field trips but in other words minddle school is awesome dont strees

May 19, 2009 at 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Middle school is great! the first day is a little.. scarry, but the very next day is fine so no worries. after about the first week you get to be a "pro" at finding your way around school and getting comfterble with everything. just make sure you have some good friends around you everyday

May 19, 2009 at 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im home schooled so i dont know anything about middle school. i wish i could go to school. my friends always tell me about it but its not the same.

May 21, 2009 at 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, I would say middle school is a LOT better than elementary so you need to look forward to it. As for being nervous, well im sure everyone is at first but there is NOTHING to worry about! You'll do great!

May 24, 2009 at 2:31 PM  
Anonymous Kayla said...

middle school is not that bad! I'm in 5th grade now! it may seem scary, but it's really not.Was I nervous?VERY but later on you will make new frends and you will still have your old friends too. NO Worries!You will be absolutely fine!

May 26, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Taylor said...

Middle School is great! Everyone is nervoes at first but you will be fine trust me. The teachers are wicked nice!

May 26, 2009 at 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm about to move to 6th grade today i graduated 5th grade

May 27, 2009 at 12:35 AM  
Anonymous Mackenzie- said...

Dear stbsg-

MIddle school is a great experience. During middle school no doubt ur body will change and so will your thoughts about girls. The homework is tougher but its fine once u get the hang of it. Middle school is there to prepare u for high school and it is a one of a kind place for sure. Hope this helps-

May 27, 2009 at 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Middle School is great you will have a lot of fun. I am a 6 grader and I was really scared on my first day but after a week I was just fine. But I will say the hole locker can be really tricky at first. But you will get the hang of it.

May 27, 2009 at 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it should be great i think you are allowed electronic stuff there!!

May 27, 2009 at 5:21 PM  
Anonymous Natalie said...

middle school was scary at first but once i got used to all of the lockers and passing periods, it was all great. i met new friends and have a blast. im in 8th grade now and im sad to leave middle school:(((

May 28, 2009 at 5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

middle school is really awesom you get to meet great people and besides test n stuff its really really fun plus it is way different than i thought it would be i thought it was alllll bout 8th graders picking on you and crap but thats not the case

May 28, 2009 at 9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like middle school as much as i like pie lol and i like pie a lot

May 28, 2009 at 9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a 8th grader and almost finished with middle school and I would say that there is lots of drama. From boyfriends/girlfriends to all the homework from the crazy teachers. But after it's all done and over with, you're thankful for the character building experience.

May 28, 2009 at 10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that middle school is fun i think its a lot better then elementary school and the day goes by a lot faster when your switching classes

May 29, 2009 at 9:30 AM  
Anonymous breezie said...

middle school is asome no worry just be mellow a don't ever worry it will end up being fun

May 29, 2009 at 5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's fine,chill out!!!

May 30, 2009 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Ari Ari said...

middle is the bomb

May 30, 2009 at 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You get a locker! It'll be sweet! Different people in different classes will be totaly fun!

May 31, 2009 at 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Renee' said...

Don't wrry I;m in 6th grrade going to 7th its fun after the firts few weeks of school, if u got nice and coll teachers. ☺ so dont wrry 2 much. :)

May 31, 2009 at 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im going to middle school next year ill be in 7th grade im not scared ill always have my twin sis right next to me:) the only thing scary is both my older siblings say it was the worst time of there life and there in high school:(!!!

May 31, 2009 at 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:) :P 8) well... just lok at it sideways! lol:)

June 2, 2009 at 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi guys I an in sixth grade and it is a great thing because you get to meet new people

June 4, 2009 at 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well like any other school i'm gonna be in 7th grade but it can be really scary cuz ur used 2 little kid looking up 2 u and u being the big dog but now ur looking up 2 bigger kids and and ur the underdog and u have NO idea wat going on cuz it's a new school new start new people new EVERYTHING but if u have a friend or some 1 in middle school ask them

June 6, 2009 at 12:04 AM  
Anonymous anna said...

i am in middle school it is not as fun as 1 gradr or 2 gradr but it is ok i gess i hope you have fun

June 8, 2009 at 8:07 PM  
Anonymous 7th grader said...

middle school, the key is to be organized and to get good grades.

June 10, 2009 at 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok spencer, since i live in Alabama our middle schools are small we only have like 150 people in our middle school. So we don't have lockers to be organized with you only like 28 in your class, we have cubbies. In my oppinion i hate them i would rather carry my books around ALL day, so i do and its alot better for me, but if you go to a big school then thats different!!!! D.W. !!!!

June 12, 2009 at 12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm in sixth grade and i had my orientation and it looks TOTALLY BOMBIN'!!!!!

June 14, 2009 at 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Roxas said...

I'm going into seventh and 6th grade is a lot of fun. u will meet new people, get a rockin' locker, and best of all be with old friends too!

June 16, 2009 at 12:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont worry the only thing that you have to worry about is DRAMA. but your a guy...you'll have less that us girls...(gaurenteed) take it from a future 8th grader.

June 16, 2009 at 10:31 PM  
Anonymous 6gg said...

dear soon to be 6th grader i know how you feel im going to be a sixth grader too let me tell you its not that bad my four older brothers have told me all about it its cooler then elem. school but just chill like you did in elem. school and let the girls handle the drama (i should know)
good luck!

June 19, 2009 at 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chillax dude! lol! Middle school for me is way way way more fun! For a start, your not a little kid playing tag in the playground are you? Its probably because your getting older and more stuff happens when you get older.

June 24, 2009 at 2:37 PM  
Anonymous Hallie said...

Trust me you are not the only one worried. I think it is great that you have questions, it would be bad if you weren't worried. Middle school is like any other school, it's just that you'll be at the bottom of the school. Don't worry, you'll get used to it. you probably hear rumors about being stuffed in a locker by a big bully. ask around i garuntee that no one will say that has happended to them. The only type of bully i have ever been with was one that hurt with words.

June 30, 2009 at 11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going into 7th grade....6th grade isn't that bad. At my school, there were teachers out giving directions to kids to where their classes were. If you are late to one of your classes on the first week of school, I'm sure your teachers won't mind since your new. And trust me, the whole stuffed in the locker thing wont happen, no one at my school can even fit in our lockers at school because they are soo little. You'll be fine, trust me.

July 1, 2009 at 5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have nothing to worry about so just go there and be yourself. I did that and i actually made a lot of friends, if you do your work you won't be hated by teachers. and also don't worry about people stuffing you in lockers because lockers are only a foot wide. Hope you take my advice and use it! GOOD LUCK! have fun!

July 2, 2009 at 12:56 AM  
Anonymous Lundon said...

Hi I am also going to 6th grade and I hope it will be a very good experience looking for simple relationships and other girl things.lol I hope you have an amazing time in middle school.

July 2, 2009 at 7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just about to go into 6th grade and I am in 8th grade math... I am scared to see 8th graders in my class!

July 3, 2009 at 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Middle school is so cool. For me it was finally getting my own locker! And switching classes every period. And you get to pick your classes. At least in my district. Only one thing was the drama! But you'll get over the fact your switching schools. Trust me.
~Anonymous Fan of Your Site

July 5, 2009 at 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in my country we dont have middle school we only have primary school n secondry school whats the differance?

May 8, 2010 at 3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just finished 6th grade going on 7th dont worry its awesome you get your on locker aand can decorate it too!

July 2, 2010 at 2:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the same here just got out of the 6th grade and i love 7th its something to look in to

November 4, 2010 at 4:58 PM  

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