The Transition from Elementary to Middle School
by Mariana Gambino
Middle School, that’s right, can you believe it! I think we can all agree that middle school is very different from elementary school. for one thing, we have lockers, unlike last year, when we had closets, cubbies, and desks. When I first walked into Southern Regional, I was hit in the face with this “Wow” effect. Rows and rows of lockers lined the halls, and each and every one of them belonged to a student. Each locker represented the potential start of a new friendship. Another difference is the fact that we have PE every day. In the past, we only had PE once or twice a week, but we are told that PE helps our cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, and flexibility. The last change I’ve seen is the fact that we switch for every class. I go from social studies to science to math lab to lunch to literacy to band then to PE…I get dizzy just thinking about it. But surprisingly, I get to every class on time and always have my homework. To sum it up, I think we all have adapted to our daily routines very well, and I think we will have a wonderful year ahead of us.