The first thing you need to know about being in 6th grade is that you are now a middle schooler. What does that mean? Well, to start, different days have different schedules, and each class has its own teacher. Let's dive into one of my favorite days - Day 4!
Homeroom: At 8:35 a.m., the bell rings to start the day, and all students enter their advisory classroom. Your advisory is a group of 15 or so students that you see every day before classes and after classes. My advisor is Ms. Nanavati. She is great. In your advisory, you go through the day’s classes and what to do, and where to go. You also can't forget to pick up your computer. You need it for all your classes!
Period 1 - Science: Everyone enters the science classroom ready to learn about the earth’s systems. Everyone’s favorite science teacher, Mr. Pollard, teaches us so much stuff from measuring the volume of objects on a scale to all the different parts of the earth. Students engage in hands-on activities and experiments. When the bell rings, students leave full of knowledge about everything science!
Period 2 - Spanish: After the hands-on science class activities, students go into the Spanish classroom, ready to learn a new language. With our Spanish teacher, Maestra Rivera, we study new vocabulary in many ways. We do word searches, games, and learning activities. The Spanish classroom is one of the best places to learn something new; I think we can all agree.
Break: Then, everyone has their first break of the day. People do everything. Some play sports and some people just talk. Everyone does their own thing. But once the bell rings, we all head to the third period.
Period 3 - Drama: Everyone loves drama! You act, sing, and get to play fun activities!
What's better than that? Even though it sounds like all fun and games, you also learn a ton. Students learn about the terms of a stage, how to act onstage, and how to PERFORM! Everyone gets to perform in skits and scenes. Our teacher, Mr. Faso, makes sure that everyone is fully prepared when they step on stage. Once you finish up in drama class, the bell rings for lunch!
Lunch: At Redwood Day, you can sit anywhere on campus for lunch. Students eat until the first bell rings, telling them they can get up and play. Yeah, that's a rule; the first 15 minutes of lunch is only for eating and nothing else! Besides that, the rest of lunch is just like a break.
People play sports, like basketball and football, and talk until the bell tells us to go to fourth-period rings.
Period 4 - History: In history, Ms. Stoler teaches students all about ancient humans in awesome ways. You make maps, take notes, and perform speeches about your topic. Perform speeches? Yeah, it sounds like Drama class, but it’s not, trust me. Even when you have quizzes, you are fully prepared with all the new knowledge you have. Learning is hard work, though, so leaving the class you are tired, but don’t worry; the day is almost over.
Break: Just like the break before, people do all sorts of things. It’s your choice. Just don’t play too hard because there is one thing left in the day.
Study Hall: Study hall is a forty-minute section in the day for students to finish some work before they go home. You can work on anything and get a lot done! I can tell you that everyone appreciates the time to do homework. Once the final bell rings, students head back to their advisory for the end of the day. In advisory, students usually drop off their computers, and then the day is done! It went by quickly! Now everyone either goes to X-Care, which is after-school care for students that get picked up late, or they can go to the curb to get picked up by their guardian.
There you have it. That’s one of my favorite days. Other days have different classes, like English, Math, Art, Music, DBI, and PE, and sometimes special things like an assembly or an activity for everyone! - Coltrane S.