Monday, April 14, 2014

Sophomore Year: Best Year Ever! by Kim Briggs

Freshmen are new to high school. They have no idea what high school means and they're just trying to get through the day. Plus they still have traces of that hyperactive middle school-er who is still growing into their body.


Juniors know exactly what's expected of them and just how far they can push the limits without getting in trouble.


Seniors are done with the drama. They're counting the days to graduation.


Sophomores--Best Year Ever.

All sorts of exciting things happen Sophomore year:
  • First job
  • First Driver's Permit 
  • First Real Dates with someone who Drives.
  • Read AMAZING books: Catcher in the Rye, To Kill A Mockingbird, Monster, One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest, Into the Wild... 
They start to find their place in the Social Hierarchy of High School. Jock. Band Geek. Brainiac. Artist. Goth. Politician. Rebel.  

They more or less figure out what's expected of them academically and behaviorally. **Whether they choose to follow those expectations is a completely different ballgame.

Sophomores don't have the weight of expectation on their shoulders about graduation and college, so anything is POSSIBLE.

Mistakes are made both in and out of school, but Sophomores can't let their poor choices define them.  

Sophomores still have TIME to retake that class they failed or break up with the boy who is a jerk or ditch the Mean Girl clique and find some friends who will be there to support them through all the breakups and teenage angst. 

Sophomore year everything is new and awkward and amazing and fun.
Sixteen Candles Final Scene Movie Ending Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN3OxKAxAFg#aid=P9XkzEzXgb4


What's your favorite year?

Write on,
Kim