Originally Answered: I need help starting middle school?
I actually love middle school, I am going to 7th grade next year. Anyways -
They don't have them at my school, we get changed in the bathroom, but it is a MUST to get a lock for ur locker, my sister got her sneakers stolen because she forgot to lock it! (she's in High school) And if you are worried about when you are changing what girls will think of you, you can wear a cami over your bra or just wear a cami if you don't wear bras yet.
Whether you get the bottom or top one, it should always be organized. Proven study shown that kids with cleaner lockers tend to do better in school. I would recommend getting a locker shelf to neatly stack your books, and stuff. Lockers are a good way to express your personality too by decorating it! You can buy a white board the write down important tests so you will remember books for that night, cute magnets are good for hanging up photos of pets, family, friends, etc which can help on a bad day!
On your first day you will probably get your schedule. It is a good idea to keep extra copies: one for home, for your locker, and one to carry around in school, like in your binder or pencil case, etc. On your first day, don't be afraid to carry it around in the hall when switching classes, If anyone rude makes fun of you just ignore them, they were probably clueless on their first day too. Towards the middle of the year you may know your shecdule by heart,but it is still good to carry one around.
Backpack/ What to carry:
Try to pick out a backpack that you know you will like throughout the whole year - backpacks aren't cheap, lol. In your backpack carry your books, of course, a pencil case to hold all your pens and pencils, and if you are expecting that time of the month (even i you haven't gotten it yet) it is always a good idea to carry a pad or tampon, and maybe a few bandaids just incase u get a paper cut or whatever.
Pack a healthy lunch, lol. And in the cafeteria try to sit with your friends, and try to sit with new ppl too.
Be yourself, and don't start cliques!
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