I asked our daughter Penny to take a few moments to reflect on her experience in ninth grade. We talked about how there are all sorts of things that happen in ninth grade that do not belong on social media for all the world to see, but she did agree that I could share her thoughts on one question I asked her:
Penny’s Advice to Ninth Graders
Do you have any advice for someone else who is starting ninth grade?
Don’t give up
Do the best that you can do ( ninth grade is a challenging year)
Make sure you have friends to support you
Try not to wear tank tops ( there is a dress code)
If you need to have work modified than just ask ( teachers will understand and they will modify the best they can do)
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