Now, as a middle school counselor, the first day is usually filled with students crowding my office because: A. they're afraid of attending a new school, B. they don't know where their class is located, or C. they absotively, posilutely hate their schedules--which brings me to today's post.
You see, I understand the importance of having the four core classes: math, English, science and social studies. But, as a student, there were a few classes I would've LOVED to see included in my curriculum:
Social Skills 101. Not that I was awkward. Okay, not that I was that awkward, but I really could've used a class that told me if a guy liked me just because he saved a seat for me. Or that sticking up for the "weird" kid in class wouldn't necessarily make me the next target. Or that it was okay to speak up. Period. If my peers didn't like me, oh well. I wouldn't see 98% of them after graduation anyway.
Intermediate Fashion Skills. No, running shoes does not look cute with everything. It just doesn't.
Honors Don't Worry, Be Happy. Okay, so I'm not prepared for one measly quiz. It's just that. One measly quiz. I don't have to cry and beg my mom to drive to the school after hours and see if a janitor will let her grab my textbook out of my locker (which she STILL won't let me live down).
Flirting For Dummies. Um, telling a guy that your friend thinks he's cute when it's you is a bad, I repeat, BAD idea. And will result with you watching 90210 at home while he and your friend do everything Brenda and Dylan did...and possibly more.
Advanced Placement Self-Esteem. Yeah, my head was big, and I had thunder thighs, and my lips were way too thin--but no one else looked like me. And they still don't. So there.
And there you have it--these are the elective courses I would've taken. What about you all? Any classes that you would've loved to see on your schedule?