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Saturday, January 22, 2022
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Dear Shayna B,

I am a gymnast and my name is Brianna. My grades are not the best. I am an F student and I have a problem. One day I had a test and a week later when the test was due I forgot to study because of gymnastics class. Of course I got another 60!!! My parents told me that if my grades do not improve then I cannot do gymnastics.

I studied EXTREMELY hard for my next test. But again, I got ANOTHER fail. I guess I am just an F student. I tried telling my mom and dad that gymnastics is all I have, but they just don’t understand. HELP ME! I don’t know what to do?? and I am wondering if other people have the same problem.

Help me!

Bad Grade Brianna

Dear Bad Grade Brianna,

Maybe you’re not studying the right material. Before a test, always make sure that you have what you need. How? If the teacher announces that you are going to have a test, talk to her at the end of class to discuss what you need to know (unless she discusses it during class, and you understand what she/he’s talking about). You forgot about a test once, so you should ask your teacher to notify you after school if there is a test coming up.

And if you’re really feeling ambitious, you can make sure to do your homework immediately. This way, you can show your parents and teachers how serious you are about your schoolwork. Don’t even wait till you get home. Start it during class and make sure your teacher sees you doing it. Oh wait, that may not be the best idea…

Last week’s word scramble was … Reverse Psychology Works!

This week’s word scramble is … LATK OT UYOR ETCAREHA!


Shayna is a fifth grader and understands what kids in elementary school are going through. She is happy to help others navigate this tricky time. She can be reached at [email protected] She is looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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