• Will I be changing classrooms for core classes?

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    Core classes are your science, math, social studies, and language arts classes. Yes, you will change rooms. How many times you change depends on if you are placed on a 2-person or 4-person team.
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  • Will our stuff really fit into those lockers?

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    Yes! Actually those lockers can hold a lot more stuff than you think! The key is keeping it organized. If you let your locker get messy, then it is really hard to find the papers and books you need for class.
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  • What is the key to success as a 6th grader?

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    Organization! You now have to keep up with different teachers, different homework, different classes, different requirements!
    Stay organized and it will make your year easier. Use those 3-ring notebooks/folders that you have! Keep your class notes all in one section, your homework that you are working on in another section and your graded/returned work in another section. Do not throw out your notes or your graded/returned homework - it all can be used to study for quizzes and tests.
    You may even want to get a separate folder to keep in your 3-ring notebook to hold active homework in (homework you are currently working on).
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  • I don't want to admit it, but I am feeling a little bit nervous about being in 6th grade.

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    It's ok to feel a little nervous! This is a new experience for you. But, I think a lot of it is just being excited about a new school year.
    Don't worry - we won't let you get lost! We walk as a class when we change for encore classes (art, music, computers, etc.)
    If you ever have a question or a concern, come talk to us. We can't help you unless we know about it. And, if you don't feel comfortable talking, you can always write us a note.
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  • Do I have to change into gym clothes for PE?

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    No, you will wear the clothes you have on. The only thing you must remember is to bring sneakers for PE. It might be a good idea to just keep a pair of sneakers in your locker. That way you don't have to remember to bring them on the days you decide to wear flip-flops or sandals.

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  • What if I don't like a person in my group?

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    Welcome to middle school! In our class, there probably will be days when you don't like the people you have to work with. The good news is that you will learn how to work with people you don't like. Remember, when I pair you with someone, or assign you to a group, I am not telling you that you have to like those people and become friends with them. What I am telling you is that you will learn how to work with those people to get the job done. We all have to remember to treat each other as we want to be treated. Respect, kindness, consideration, compassion, and fairness go a long way in learning how to work with all kinds of people!

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  • What if I have a question that isn't listed above?

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    Email me your question and I will post it anonymously with a reply!
    kmbraswell@caldwellschools.com
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  • Do I need to buy a lock for my locker?

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    No, you don't need to, we will provide you with a lock. However, if you want to get one of your own, you may; but you will have to give your homeroom teacher the combination. Remember, if you lose a lock that we provided, you will be charged $5.00. NEVER SHARE YOUR COMBINATION with anyone! If you do share your combination, items may be stolen from your locker.
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