Navigating Your Child's Education: Grades 6-8

Ruth Beschta

Ruth taught sixth-grade science and social studies at Worthington Christian School for 32 years. Prior to coming to WC, she taught elementary school in southwest Virginia and coordinated a preschool program called Small Smiles at the YMCA. She and her husband Terry have two adult children. Ruth is passionate about cultivating a love of learning in her students. She wants her students to see the hand of God at work in the universe that He has created and in the history that He has directed, responding by offering up their lives to God. When not teaching or spending time with her seven grandchildren, Ruth enjoys gardening, biking, and cooking.

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Getting a Smart Start to Middle School

By Ruth Beschta on Aug 15, 2019 1:00 PM

Transitioning from fifth grade to sixth grade is a big jump. There are usually many adjustments that new middle schoolers must make as they make this transition. They may be changing classes for the first time, dealing with a locker for the first time, learning how to interact with several teachers instead of just one or a few, grappling with more challenging class content, navigating new social dynamics and much more.

Here are a few ways to help your tween get a start smart to middle school:

Topics: Middle School
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