Each student’s experience is unique at Explorer West Middle School, but here is an illustration of how a 7thgrade student might spend their day:
A Typical Day in the Life of a Explorer West Student – 7th grader
Today my mom drove me and 3 other kids from my neighborhood to school. We are all in different grades, but have all become close friends. The car was especially packed since we all had to bring our hiking boots for a gear check in today. I’m excited for our spring camping trip next week.
When I got to school, I took my favorite path through the front garden and remembered that I have a report due on a native plant next Tuesday. I need to write that down. Once through the doors, I ran into my music teacher and handed her a recording of a practice session on my clarinet. On my way to my first class, I passed by a couple of 6th graders that are in my Advisory group and asked them how things are going with their Sustainability project. They had some questions about how we did it last year, and I told them that I would catch them later.
My first class is science and we worked on a cool experiment that I have to present results back to my class tomorrow. An hour quickly passed, and next there was drama class where I had to perform my Shakespearean monologue. I received some feedback that I was talking too fast and quietly. I will have to practice some more tonight at home. Latin class is next. We watched a slide show of this year’s 8th grade trip to Rome. It is going to be so much fun, I can hardly believe that I’m going there next year.
I met up with a few friends to eat lunch outside and play a quick pick-up basketball game. After lunch I went to my locker and looked in my planner, I have math, English and P.E. A busy afternoon, but I still have energy for tennis practice before heading home to refuel, rest and (of course) tackle some homework.”