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What is a middle school student? Ask one!

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From: mdecker (mdecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Oct 21 2000 - 12:01:09 PDT


I found this on a local school Web page: http://shawnee.noacsc.org/
Now you all know why I like this age group so much.

Judy Decker
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DO YOU KNOW THIS STUDENT?

WHAT IS A MIDDLE SCHOOLER?

What is a middle schooler?
I was asked one day.
I knew what he was
But what should I say?

He is noise and confusion.
He is silence that is deep.
He is sunshine and laughter,
Or a cloud that will weep.

He is swift as an arrow.
He is a waster of time.
He wants to be rich,
But cannot save a dime.

He is rude and nasty.
He is polite as can be.
He wants parental guidance,
But fights to be free.

He is aggressive and bossy.
He is timid and shy.
He knows all the answers,
But still will ask "why".

He is awkward and clumsy.
He is graceful and posed.
He is ever changing,
But do not be annoyed.

What is a middle schooler?
I was asked one day.
He is the future unfolding,
So do not stand in the way.

(An eighth grade middle school student)