Reflections and Survival Guides

Transition Tools: Strategies for 8th Grade Students

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

          May is a month of mixed and varied emotions as students look back and look ahead at the    same time. Students are excited about the end of a school year and the soon coming summer            months. Anticipation for the next school year begins to build, especially during the                          transition years of elementary to middle school and middle to high school. The reflections                        and survival guides serve to help bring closure to an old year while giving students the                          opportunity to pass their knowledge to the new students who will be arriving in August.                Transition lessons and activities help students begin preparations for the "next stop" in their               academic journey.