Monday, June 5, 2017

Crazy Tip Time: Don't Wear Your Princess Panties!

Okay, okay. I know I haven't posted in awhile but I'm back and with a crazy sounding tip: Don't wear your princess panties! Weird, right? Let me explain.

First, one of the experiences I was most concerned about before starting middle school was gym class and locker rooms and having to change in front of everyone. If you're like me, this fear was at the top of my list. You're telling me that I have to remember a combination lock for this locker too AND get changed in front of strangers?? Umm, no thank you.

But of course, this situation is unavoidable. You have to take gym class and you have to change in front of other people. I'm here to share with you some of the strangest but most helpful advice I received about this conundrum.

It was at the end of my fifth grade year and someone had asked my fifth grade teacher about what gym class was like in middle school. She simply said: Don't wear your princess panties.
She went on to explain that although underwear with princesses, days of the week, and superheros are super cute, they aren't the kind kids wear in middle school. And this isn't to say that people stare at your underwear when you're changing and judge you based on what kind you have on. However, it was some of the most helpful advice I received because sure enough, the first day of gym class, not one person had on princess underwear. 

So! As part of your before-school shopping, I highly recommend in investing in some non-princess, superhero, or days of the week underwear. Even if no one happens to realize what you are wearing, it'll boost your own self-confidence.

Do you have any crazy tips? If you do, feel free to comment them below or email them to to be featured in a blog post!

Alumni Post #5 -- Two Simple Steps: Pay Attention, Do your Work!

Hello, I am a current resident middle school student!
For two years, I have traversed the halls of the middle school and I have been through everything from heartbreak to gold metals. Middle school can look like a big deal but it's really just moving from one building to another. Now, I agree middle school does have its problems like backstabbing and bad grades but look up! These are the three years of your life where you can find who you truly are. You can have a chance to find people who care about and value the same things you do!  Through trial and error I have found kind friends and caring staff. Grades -- every kid frets at one point how they are doing, and how the others in their classes are doing. Well, even though some of you have the mindset of just getting it done, other like me just saw middle school as more homework and evil teachers. Yet its not, and if you play your cards right you can have teachers loving you and grades up to peaking A’s. All you need to do is two simple steps: Pay attention and do your work. Hope you have a great year! -- Bethany H.