Entering a new school can be nerve-wracking for anyone.
Last year, as new Bedford Middle School 6th graders, Peri and Brooke Kessler asked older kids they didn’t even know for help with their lockers.
Now, as bigger, wiser 7th graders, the twins are eager to help the next crop of nervous new students.
Tomorrow — immediately after the regular orientation — Peri and Brooke are providing their own version. They’ll give a seminar at their house, “informing incoming 6th graders how to prepare and what to expect” at Bedford.
They’ll cover what supplies you really need; how to handle tests and quizzes, and what kind of homework you get in each class.
But they’ll also give social tips, like how to handle the cafeteria. “That’s a big social area,” they note.
They’ll also tell the 6th graders not to spend all their time on their phones. “You have to read and study,” they say.
The big difference between elementary and middle school is new responsibility. “You have to handle your time better,” they explain. “It really helps to be organized.”
All this info does not come free. The girls are charging $10 per student. (Parents are free).
They’ll donate a portion of the proceeds to Save the Children.
Which makes sense. After all, Peri and Brooke are trying to help kids too.
(For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 917-612-3888.)