Surviving Is Key!

  1. Don’t Trust Everything Mr. O’Brien Says

So he might appear as the nice math teacher from room C11, beware that on the first couple of days of school, not everything he says might be the truth. I am not going to tell you what might not be the truth, but keep a close eye on things. Remember he is not  as truthful as he appears( on the first couple of days, you can trust him after that).

  1. Don’t Carry Too Much Stuff

I know, I know you might want to take everything everywhere for your first 3 full blocks of the day, but that is a little too overwhelming. You are going to lose a lot of your stuff and most likely leaving your water bottle everywhere. Plus, it’s way too heavy to carry.

  1. Don’t Be Sad If You Are Without Your Best Friend

Middle school might be a little intimidating at first, but trust me there is nothing to worry about. You’ll make plenty of friends in no time! Also, there are many people in your own position. Just don’t be afraid to say hi!

  1. Go To The Bathroom During Lunch

Your chances of going to the bathroom in class are very slim, so don’t even think about going in class. Another option is going to the bathroom when you are done getting stuff from your locker, which I dont think is the best option for you because you are going to be new here and you will need all the time you can get.

  1. Always Have a Pencil

You might think that now that you are in middle school kit would be ok to use a pen. Nope. Most classes would actually require you to have a pencil, or else there would be consequences. Math especially, and English, and Science. Even though what I say might not be true, but I should say that most teachers will allow you to have a pen.

  1. Charge Your Chromebook

I don’t really know if they will give you chromebooks, but if they do, this will apply to you. You really want to charge your chromebook. Like, REALLY. If you don’t, there is going to be SERIOUS consequences.

  1. Get a Map Of The School

This has to be one of the most important things on the list. If you don’t have a map of the school, you don’t know where you are going! You will seriously be late to almost every class. I have never been late to a class, i’ve always had a map.

  1. Be Organized From the Start

Let’s just say this, if you are not organized, you will FAIL. Ok, so, you are organized for one class, resource. Use resource wisely. Use it for going to your locker because on the first and second time you like don’t have any homework.

  1. Have Your Schedule

I am being SUPER serious when I say to have your schedule. If you don’t have your schedule you cant even use the map. Also, you cant even show the teachers where you have to go.

     1. Practice/Memorize Your Locker Combo

If you don’t know your combo you are not going to get anywhere because you cant even get your stuff for class! Just to say it, you will need to memorize another one anyways so memorize the first one first. So, make sure at least by your second day you memorized your first combo.

Stuck In My Head!

To start off, this author, Lemony Snicket, has really outdone himself by coming out with this book, The Bad Beginning. When I started reading, I simply loved how they introduced the story. I like how you can feel like the narrator is talking to you and telling you a little bit about how this story is going to be, but I shall say that the pictures in this book do get me a little mad because it gets something stuck in my head about what something looks like or what something else is supposed to look like. Towards the middle, I likes how the narrator came back again and started refreshing my memory.


Second Review—

There is this book called A Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket. The adventure between the children because of their parents death is simply amazing. How they work together to overcome fears in the house of terror or how they get out of doing the most horrible things, but this is a tale of unfortunate events. So, something has to go wrong. There is a man by the name of Count Olaf that has became their parents because there only parents have died. Will they survive? Or will they be cursed and brake by the words of “I Do”? Has me dying to read the next one in the series. This book really had me wondering what will happen. Let me just tell you this, it’s not what you expect. As I said, this book will take you on an awesome adventure which will keep you on your toes. If you decide to read it, Hope you enjoy!

Poor Little Hawk


Dear Little Hawk,

     I know that life is a sad story sometimes but I guess we all have to deal with it one time, or  another. I guess that you just have to deal with it a little more than some people have to. I can feel a death in the family, but I guess you can’t because you are already dead!. Sorry, bad joke. Also, I am wondering where you went up there in the sky. It’s a very big place, so you need to tell me the exact spot, maybe coordinates. Also, you need to loosen up a bit. I know that the personality might be apart of your culture and everything, but you can be a little less serious. Oh ya, do you get to fly around in the sky?, or do you get to talk to people that are already dead? That would be so cool. I am now really hoping that the mail service gets this to you ok, but if not then I guess you won’t be seeing this. Anyway, though, do you get to see all of your relatives? Could you please say hi to my great grandma for me, or is that too much to ask? I also tried being more pure like your religion, and paying attention to the plants and animals of the world more too. I want to know if the kid you tried to save in the woods is up there to now. If he is, please say hi to him too.  If it is not too bad to ask, what is it like to have to leave all of your friends and family behind and have to go to heaven? Sorry If that is too weird to ask. Well, I guess I will be going now. Bye!


Cara Lane

A Friend to Remember


One very important person to me is my friend John. He was my friend since the beginning of last year. When we were friends last year we were friends with three other people- Elie, Malissa, and Sandra. At the end of the year, I had to go to a different school than them because they all went to Lunsford and I went to Mercer. After that happened, Elie was getting all popular and she was starting to leave us behind and hang out with the popular people instead. I tried to tell her what she was doing but she said I was lying. Luckily, John was there to make me feel better and try to tell Ellie to be nicer to us(Even though it did not work). So my point is, John is a good friend.

Is Bigger Always Better?


I think that reading longer books verse shorter books is good because it has you make a commitment on doing that whole book and not just reading a shorter book that is at least 150 pages. Even though that reading a short book is easier than reading a longer book, you don’t get much of a connection to the shorter book as much as you would as if you read the whole long book. I think that having more of a connection to a book is essential to having a good summary and have good remembrance of the book too. Another reason about reading longer books is better than reading a shorter book is because it can have way more information on the exposition than a shorter book would have because if the shorter book was not apart of a series than it would just have to get straight into the storyline to have enough room to leave a cliffhanger and all of that. That is why I think that reading a longer book is better than reading a shorter book.

Even though there are good reasons to reading  a longre book there is also a few good reasons to reading a shorter book. One, is that you don’t have to worry about not making the due date because if you are on a reading schedule and you read at a normal speed than you should be meeting the due date with not having to read any extra. That is what happened to me when I was reading the The Series of Unfortunate Events I didn’t even have to read any extra than my normal reading schedule. That is one good thing about reading shorter books.

One Time Weirdly Laughing

— So, I went to a place to eat with my family one day and when we sat down, ordered our food, and got our drinks, I burst out laughing. I really don’t know why. Sometimes I just start laughing for no reason. I also made the people sitting around me feel super scared. They thought that I was weird! Well technically I am. I almost spit out all of the water that was in my mouth because I just started laughing out of nowhere. So that is the time that I started laughing uncontrollably out of nowhere.

Lose No Time

Industry: Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.


               I would want to apply this to my lifestyle for this very good reason. I always get distracted on what I am doing. I never can focus, and I always seem to be doing something else by the time I am done with the certain task or objective. Also I want to see myself get in trouble less because I have not been messing around as much and would have done what I needed to do in the first place.

                First of all, I was supposed to be cleaning my room yesterday and I seemed to end up doing a wordsearch instead. Once my mom came in my room at like eight o’clock she got super mad at me because I have only folded like two pieces of clothes and has played with other weird trinkets in the meantime. After that I got my room done at nine instead of when if I didn’t play with whatever I was playing with and actually cleaned my room. I would have been done at five.