Easier Said than Done
I’m Olivia LeBlanc and I’m in 8th grade. Middle school has been tough for me because I would get picked on constantly every day. I would always tell my mom and I would get the same answer, “8th grade will be better, I promise.” or “I was in middle school too, it will get better trust me.” I’m tired of hearing this because I want to make it better now! I didn’t understand why people were so rude to me even when I didn’t do anything. I’ve tried ignoring people or try to go off the radar, but it all seemed to fail. Every once in a while I would turn the negative comment to a random positive one like, “You’re stupid!” and I would say “I can’t believe your shoe brand is the same as some of mine at home! How crazy is that!?” Eventually they would be confused and walk away. Now on other days this wouldn’t work, the kids might make fun of me for saying random things or just ignore what I said to them. I know this works for some kids but it just wouldn’t work for me. I’m still having issues today, sometimes I feel like I can’t tell an adult because they might not do anything about it. It should never have to come to this; if your teachers aren’t helping then you need to talk to the principal or your parents. School is supposed to be place where you can feel safe. So if you have trouble at school with bullies or mean kids just try ignoring them or change the subject. If those ideas fail then talk to an adult and they can do something about it. You matter no matter what and no one should go through this.
My Advice for School
Being in 8th grade I know a lot of tips and tricks for school. I would like to share them with everyone who is in middle school or maybe these tips and tricks can help in high school. The first things that you always need to do is to turn in all or any work. If you even wanted you could start working on any upcoming homework if your teacher says you can. If your ahead of the game you would be a lot less stressed. Next whenever taking notes I suggest color coding them and making them look nice and interesting that way it can be more fun to look over them later on. Also it helps organize the information you take your notes over. Another important tip is always listen! I know you probably hear this a lot in your life/school but it is very true. The teacher may say something important that could affect your grade or homework. Also whenever you get an extension on homework or projects take advantage of it! You may think your work is perfect or good enough but you can always improve, it might help your grade or your teacher might think that you truly want to do the best you can on it. Just remember to always put 110% in your work and I think that will help you throughout school!
All about me
My name is Olivia LeBlanc I’m 13 years old and I’m turning 14 in October. I’m an 8th grader at Spring Hill Middle School and I enjoy all of my classes, especially Student Publications. I love to write stories and articles like this one. I participate in Martial arts and 4-H, I also love to dedicate my time towards art and ceramics. If I ever have free time in school it’s spent on drawing/coloring or typing a fun story to share with my peers. I’m the president of Select Choir and enjoy helping others with their music or issues they may have at school. I’m not the most popular in my school but I do have some good friends here and there. I may not be popular but I like myself the way I am and I wouldn’t want to change that.