When my 6th graders begin transitioning to middle school, I start to hear them voice questions and concerns. In addition to my district's transition procedures, I often offer small group sessions for students who are especially nervous about moving to junior high. I even invite their future school counselor to join us to help answer questions. The students love having the opportunity to get everything off their chest, because waiting for the building tour at the end of the school year can be very difficult.
Recently, Nisha Lundy, a school counselor from Medlock Bridge Elementary School, shared a great reflection page and Jeopardy-inspired game that she used with her 6th grade students to help prepare them for middle school. I asked if it would be okay to modify these documents to make them more generic (so all of you could use them too!). I also wanted to update the format and some of the questions. She gratiously said, "yes," so here they are!
My name is Marissa Rex and I am a 1st Grade teacher and an elementary school counselor from Ohio. I hope you enjoy my site!