Just a quick update on my 6th grader's first few weeks of middle school... FIRST up, we decorated his locker, several weeks before school started, and practiced the combination code. He was more than ready!
The BEFORE decorating the locker!
We bought several items that really helped add more "room" to his 2x2 locker space. LOL!
Above/Below: 12" Wire Shelf from Office Max
Below: Magnetic Dry Erase Board, replicating a basketball court (comes with a marker, ball, and hoop).
This momma wrote a little note, reminding Ty of what matters.
Below: Locker Tash Can.
I am anti-trash cans, so we used this adorable locker trash can to hold jolly ranchers.
Below: Magnetic Pen Holder.
We put extra pencils, markers, and erasers in this holder.
Locker Mirror (You know, so he can look spiffy and make sure he doesn't have a booger in his nose or something stuck in his teeth.).
Below: Magnetic Mesh Holder.
Snacks in this holder: granola bars.
Below: Magnetic Mesh Bin.
We put tissues, hand sanitizer, gum, and breath mints in this holder.
An air freshener, after all, we don't want his locker smelling like BO or stinking shoes.
Tyson was very pleased and thanked me over and over for helping his locker be "first day" ready!
The AFTER decorating.
Do you see Ty peaking through his mirror and into my camera?
I am pretty sure Tyson was made for middle school. He has fit right in. He is doing excellent in all of his classes. He received a 100% on his Summer Reading projects that he had to work on ALL SUMMER (AND I did NOT help him with ANY of it). He is the quarter back of his football team (huge responsibility) and the ball boy for the Glenvar High School football team. MOST Fridays, he leaves the house at 7:30 a.m. and doesn't return home until 10:00 p.m. or later. He attends all of the after school "dances". He goes to all home and away games. The BIGGEST addition to his middle school life is that he now has a cell phone. Sigh... He is getting so big. We have a lot to be proud of and thankful to God for. Last week, was his first picture day in 6th grade. I don't think this kids has looked BACK on elementary school. LOL!