A Few Thoughts about Seventh Grade
Exploration, explosions, fire, sexuality, thoughtful contemplation, acids/bases… Sometimes I wonder why Revolution is not taught in the 7th Grade! This is the year when the boys’ hormones start surging and they don’t know what to do with themselves. And be warned, any new student, especially if there is some astrality emanating, will become a major focus for those of the opposite sex; after all, the new student isn’t like a brother or sister!
So the energy and emotions are all over the place, but, so are their capacities. This is the year of Wish, Wonder and Surprise (You will get some amazing writing in this block, if you craft it well.), Physiology (A great antidote to the wildness brought on by puberty, is to study it- to understand it.) Chemistry (the study of fire and acid and bases, takes on a whole new meaning when you are living with 7th graders!) and then of course, there is the Age of Exploration and the Renaissance- such a perfect reflection of their inner soul. Yes, Seventh Grade can be a challenging year; but if you have fun with the curriculum and remain in the eye of the hurricane- next year will bring amazing rewards for all of you!