Ahhh, the transition from elementary school to junior high school is a big moment in your child’s life! Are you impatient? Does it stress you out a little? To find out what to expect, Toombow Kids invites you to read about Marie, an 11 year old French junior high school student. Her opinion is positive, as you’ll see!
Toombow Kids: Hi Marie! Do you prefer elementary school or junior high school?
Marie: Junior high! Because it’s bigger, the food is better and the teachers are nice!
Toombow Kids: Is it harder?
Marie: No, because in the sixth grade, we have to review everything we learned in the fifth grade. But I think it will be harder later because we’re going to learn other things.
Toombow Kids: What changes most between elementary school and junior high school?
Marie: At elementary school we were the biggest and now we’re the smallest. It was weird for me, but I got used to it.
Toombow Kids: Are there many lessons?
Marie: No, it’s okay. The lessons take me thirty minutes a day.
Toombow Kids: What do you like most about school?
Marie: I like to take the stairs. I know it’s weird but it makes me feel tall!
Toombow Kids: What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Marie: Mimosa eggs, potatoes with chicken and desert rose cake (chocolate cornflake cake)!
Toombow Kids: Does it feel strange to have so many new teachers?
Marie: At first it was, but now it’s not. And it’s better because you can arrive later when one is absent!
Toombow Kids: How is the school library?
Marie: It’s great! There are lots of books to read and I love it. When there are no classes, we can go there and talk quietly, whereas in the classroom we can’t talk.
Toombow Kids: What would you say to those who are afraid to go to junior high school to reassure them?
Marie: You don’t have to be afraid, it’s better than elementary school. And you make new friends!
Toombow Kids: Thank you Marie for telling us about your life! We’re sure it will help many of our young readers. See you soon!