Hey, there. It’s me, Jenny! I’m writing you in the middle of the night, because I’m too excited to sleep. All I can think about is that as of tomorrow morning, I will officially be a middle schooler! How cool is that?
I can’t wait to get to school. The first thing I’m going to do is put my notebooks away in my locker. I already know exactly where my locker is because I took that orientation tour I wrote about in my last blog. My locker’s right in the middle of C- wing. Every hallway of Joyce Kilmer Middle School is called a wing. My science class is in D wing. The gym is in A wing. You get the picture.
You know what’s weird about starting middle school? Even though being a middle schooler is much more grown-up than being an elementary schooler, as the sixth graders, my friends and I are actually the babies of this school. Last year, we were the oldest and we totally ruled the school. But now. . .well, I kinda have to admit I’m a little afraid of some of the seventh and eighth graders. A few of them were there to show us around during orientation, and I swear one of the boys was twice as big as me! Yikes! I’m sure glad all my friends from elementary school will be starting out with me. It’ll be good to see some familiar faces in the hallway.
Right now I’m staring at my new backpack. It’s very cool looking. I didn’t want to get a book bag on wheels like I used to have back in elementary school. That wouldn’t work in my middle school because I have to go up and down stairs a lot to get to my different classes, and those wheels make the most embarrassing clunking noises when you drag them. So instead I got a backpack that I can actually wear. It’s bright yellow with green trim. My mom ironed this really cool rainbow-colored unicorn patch onto the front, which makes it kind-of special.
I can’t wait to put on my new backpack and walk over to my new bus stop to take the bus to my new school. Don’t you just love it when everything is brand new? Don’t you just love the first day of school?
Uh-oh. I hear someone coming down the hall. It’s probably mom. She’s going to be mad when she sees I’m still awake. So I’ve gotta switch off the computer now. I don’t want to get into any trouble on the night before my big day!
Hope you have a great first day of school!