Aaaah! She's worried about middle school

Dear PLS,
I'm going to be in middle school and I'm freaked out about where I'm I gonna sit when i get in the bus!! I feel so uncomfortable with the fact that I'm going to be like a kindergarteners because of the fact that I'm new to school. I feel that I need advice. Answer these questions please:

Where am I gonna sit the first day of school?
How do I open my lockers fast with a combination?

Thank you so much,
Liliana, 12


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Blogger Jemma said...

Let me be the first to comment and wish you the best of luck in middle school. This article has a lot of great tips!

Moving to Middle School

Think pink!

August 18, 2010 at 8:47 PM  
Anonymous Perfectine said...

Dear Liliana,

Me, too! I'm going into middle school this month. First of all, I'm sorry to say this, but I'm unable to answer the first question since I don't know where your seat would be, but number two, I can answer. The answer to that would be practice. My brother got a locker earlier last school year, and he had a hard time with it, and he was in high school! So, unfortunately, there isn't some type of magic spell that can get us to do the locker combos faster.

August 18, 2010 at 10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'll be fine! just find some friends to sit next to and the locker thing.. its not a biggie... ill be in 8th grade and i can tell you once you experience 6th its all downhill from there.. you just need to know that this is when the changes happen.. and things may be a tad akward in the begining but just know it gets easier!

August 19, 2010 at 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Josie said...

You could sit in the front where the view is good, and you can hear the teacher clearly!? If you want. And I don't use a combination locker, so I can't really help you there.

August 19, 2010 at 11:15 PM  
Anonymous cupcakes=) said...

mt i'm gonna go to middle school too, but remember there r other kids who r going into middle school too, and about the whole bus thingy idk about that just sit somewhere you'll be comfortable

August 20, 2010 at 2:11 AM  
Anonymous Grace 12 said...

Liliana, with the lockers, until you get the hang of it, the teachers won't make you late. You'll learn. I had to open all my friends' lockers the first week, but by the 2nd, they were whizzes at it. Also, almost everyone is new in middle school. You're not going to be kindergarten rank. Happy Schooling!

August 20, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Grace said...

Hey! I am starting my last year of elementary school this year in a few days. My older sister is a senior in high school. She said that she practiced her combo for her locker a ton of times before the first day of middle school. You just have to practice. And about your seat on the bus. Just sit down next to some friends. If none of your friends ride the bus, then sit next to some one who looks nice. Ask if you can sit next to them. Before you know it you could have a new friend.

Grace , 10

August 20, 2010 at 11:17 AM  
Anonymous Erika, 12 said...

Sitting on the bus is no big deal. I actually would recommend not sitting with your friends on the first day, since there will be plenty of time later. Meet someone new: it is a new grade, a new school, and there will be plenty of new opportunities, like making new friends! My school has locks for our gym lockers and honestly, practice makes perfect. I spent half an hour trying to open that thing, and then my friend came over, twiddled with it for a bit, and it popped right open! I made her show me how to do it half a dozen times more before I got it. If it doesn't work the first time, try, try again!

August 22, 2010 at 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going into grade 7 and grade 6 was kinda middle school in a way and it was totally fine trust me ignore the dumb boys and the cady girls and stick with your bffs. :) hope this helped a whole lot <3

August 22, 2010 at 6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay write down ur locker combination (and your locker # if ur forgetful and i hope that a lot of your friends from elementary will be there

August 23, 2010 at 8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey i am going to middle school too and i am pretty nervouse. So i had just recently asked my mom how i can help it so she said when you do school shopping buy things that make you happy and buy things that you want for school such as lothes, always buy clothes that fit that is your style. So hoped that had helped and Good Luck:)

August 24, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Anonymous melissa said...

always be yourself never let anyone change you, i've been changed by girls tht are popular and idk if i like the new me. hope this helped. oh btws im going into grade 7 so yea i went through grade 6.

August 24, 2010 at 9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its ok its my first year in middle school and i was so scared about getting to y class on time but i went to open house today and i have to do the combination lock and i practiced a lot for advice bring it home and practice getting it open with the combination it will be easy after that trust me


August 26, 2010 at 8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My school is kind of weird, we start middle school in fifth grade, so technically I have been through the first year of middle school, and it's no biggie. Just stick with your friends (don't let them escape!), and of course you have to make some new ones. On the bus, if you see one of your friends, good for you! Sit with them, but if you don't, sit next to a girl who looks nice. She may be your long lost bff, who knows!

August 31, 2010 at 7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's some advice, I'm going to middle school next year too, and I'm nervous. If your friends are going to the same school as you, just hang with them. But if you're getting bullied, just ignore him/her. Don't become a bully, bullies are trouble. I'm in the 6th grade, but going to 7th will be an adventure.
If you ride the bus, sit to either your friend(s), or some one that looks nice. He/she may become your BFF. Personalize your locker any way you like (putting a mirror on the door, stickers, etc.). Make your combination quick and easy (But don't let anyone else know it, especially a bully!) So there's your advice!

September 2, 2010 at 1:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey i am in middle school and it is totally fun you get to have way more free dome and make more friends

September 2, 2010 at 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Erin said...

I had my first day of middle school YESTERDAY and here's some advice. You dont want to be stuck not knowing who anybody is and be in theis shsde of akwardness. Sit next to a girl who seems nice, and introduce yourself.

September 9, 2010 at 8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no need to be freaked out about it. foing to middle school is cool i took the bus and i just sat by my self brought my ipod and just sat here some times people will sit by u just let

September 12, 2010 at 1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I started middle school and i feel great! I made many friends,and the teachers are nice! GOOD LUCK!

September 23, 2010 at 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Kiako said...

Like I`ve said before people, calm down!!!
It`s just school, it`s not the same as moving halfway round the glob from onr day too the other, like I constently have too.
So take a deep breath and write the worst that could happen. Then tear it into shreds and write down the beast that could happen on a tiny pice of paper (TINY) and through it out the window.

October 6, 2010 at 6:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'll be a-okay I just started 6th grade and it is nothing terrible it's actually fun!

November 25, 2010 at 11:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Liliana!!! Last Summer, I was super nervous about going to middle school. i was nervous about opening my locker,being late for my classes, having to change in gym, everything! Once i got there and all the teachers explained everything I really started to enjoy it!you will figure out everything once you get there! GOOD LUCK!!! Hope I helped! Bye!!!!- PLS Pal :)

February 17, 2011 at 2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

think pink! and think about asking your mom or something. i have never had a locker combination AAA! but middle school isn't so tough if you know what your doing. GOOD LUCK

February 28, 2011 at 10:56 AM  
Anonymous helpme!iamdesperateformyperiod! said...

I am worried about opening combinations at my locker at school. Do you even have to have a number lock? Can't you have a word one? Oh, and I have some tips for older - people bullying. (If it is really getting out of hand, tell a trusted adult!!!) If an older kid picks on you, try out smarting them with words, not hurting them, but you need to know when to do it. After all, it might help if you have a good reputation. Try saying "Would you really want to ruin your life by messing with an innocent little 6th grader? Are you sure you want to intimidate me with your big actions? Isn't there something you'd rather be doing? I'll let you think about it, and walk away..." Don't be afraid to laugh at your self with the older people. And if a friend gets picked on, help them out! Hope this helped!

September 3, 2011 at 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure most of us were nervous on our first day of middle school. Just think, I was told this too by the way, your parents would never feed you to the lions, which means they wouldn't send you to a really bad school. Maybe before school starts, get to know a few friends that are going to your school and friends that will be going on the same bus as you. Get at least one or two friends on the bus so you'll always have someone to sit with. Don't worry, pretty soon, you'll have lots of new friends, and school will be soo much fun for you! I hope this helped you lots!

February 3, 2012 at 11:03 PM  

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