Celebrating an Independent Education

Being a Top Dog

by Erik Carlson

Most schools in our area have chosen to draw the line between elementary and middle school between 5th and 6th grade.  It’s just at the moment when children are feeling a bit more self-conscious about their changing bodies and wondering how they are going to fit into the social scene, they enter a situation where they are placed into a much larger class with uncertain connections to peers and adults. 6th grade seems like a rite of passage that they need to get through to then have the knowledge and confidence of 7th or 8th grader in the school.  It doesn’t have to be that way, though.  The simple act of being a 6th grader in an environment where younger students are present can help one feel like a “top dog,” with the sense of

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Posted on: 12/ 21/2016 10:26 AM Comments (0)