Nov 3, 2019

Make Friends in Middle School

Steps

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===Meeting New People in School===
 
===Meeting New People in School===
 
#Talk to your neighbors in class. While you shouldn't talk to anyone when class is in session, that doesn't mean you can't strike up a conversation with the people sitting next to you before or after class. If you hit it off with one of your neighbors, you'll be on your way to becoming friends![[Image:Make Friends in Middle School Step 1 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Talk to your neighbors in class. While you shouldn't talk to anyone when class is in session, that doesn't mean you can't strike up a conversation with the people sitting next to you before or after class. If you hit it off with one of your neighbors, you'll be on your way to becoming friends![[Image:Make Friends in Middle School Step 1 Version 3.jpg|center]]
#*For example, before class starts you could say to your neighbor "Hey. How was your weekend?" or "Have you started working on your project yet?"  
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#*For example, before class starts you could say to your neighbor "Hey. How was your weekend?" or "Have you see the ne game?"  
 
#Strike up a conversation with one of your locker neighbors. You can chat with them whenever you're both grabbing things from your lockers in between classes. Don't worry if it's just small talk at first — after a while, you can get to know each other better and become friends!<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJYLfekgw2I&feature=youtu.be&t=14</ref>[[Image:Make Friends in Middle School Step 2 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Strike up a conversation with one of your locker neighbors. You can chat with them whenever you're both grabbing things from your lockers in between classes. Don't worry if it's just small talk at first — after a while, you can get to know each other better and become friends!<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJYLfekgw2I&feature=youtu.be&t=14</ref>[[Image:Make Friends in Middle School Step 2 Version 3.jpg|center]]
#*For example, you could say “Hey, I really like your backpack. Where did you get it?” or "What class do you have next?"  
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#*For example, you could say “Hey, I really like your t-shirt. Where did you get it?” or "What class do we have next?"  
 
#Sit at a new table during lunch. The best way to make new friends is to branch out and surround yourself with different people. Instead of sitting at your usual table during lunch, look for a different table with an open seat and ask if you can sit there. If they say yes, sit down and join in on their conversation.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urj-SMLObEQ&feature=youtu.be&t=41</ref>[[Image:Make Friends in Middle School Step 3 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Sit at a new table during lunch. The best way to make new friends is to branch out and surround yourself with different people. Instead of sitting at your usual table during lunch, look for a different table with an open seat and ask if you can sit there. If they say yes, sit down and join in on their conversation.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urj-SMLObEQ&feature=youtu.be&t=41</ref>[[Image:Make Friends in Middle School Step 3 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#*It's okay if you feel a little shy at first — that's totally normal!  
 
#*It's okay if you feel a little shy at first — that's totally normal!  
 
#*If you're not sure what to say, just bring up a topic that you're interested in, like a new movie that's coming out or the upcoming school dance.  
 
#*If you're not sure what to say, just bring up a topic that you're interested in, like a new movie that's coming out or the upcoming school dance.  
 
#*If you liked the people you sat with, ask if you can join them for lunch again the next day.
 
#*If you liked the people you sat with, ask if you can join them for lunch again the next day.
#Walk to class with someone new. If you see someone in the hallway that's in the same class as you, ask if they want to walk together. If it goes well, you can make it a daily thing. Over time, you might become good friends!<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJYLfekgw2I&feature=youtu.be&t=14</ref>[[Image:Make Friends in Middle School Step 4 Version 3.jpg|center]]
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#Walk to class with someone new. If you see someone in the hallway that's in the same class as you, ask if he want to walk together. If it goes well, you can make it a daily thing. Over time, you might become good friends!<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJYLfekgw2I&feature=youtu.be&t=14</ref>[[Image:Make Friends in Middle School Step 4 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#*If you're nervous and you can't think of anything to talk about, just bring up something about the class you're walking to. For example, you could say something like “What did you think about last night's homework?” or “Are you ready for that test next week?”
 
#*If you're nervous and you can't think of anything to talk about, just bring up something about the class you're walking to. For example, you could say something like “What did you think about last night's homework?” or “Are you ready for that test next week?”
 
#Sit with someone new on the bus. Talking to someone new on the bus will make your bus ride less boring, and it's a great way to make a new friend! When you get on the bus, look for someone sitting alone and ask if you can sit with them.[[Image:Make Friends in Middle School Step 5 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Sit with someone new on the bus. Talking to someone new on the bus will make your bus ride less boring, and it's a great way to make a new friend! When you get on the bus, look for someone sitting alone and ask if you can sit with them.[[Image:Make Friends in Middle School Step 5 Version 3.jpg|center]]
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===Making Friends Outside of School===
 
===Making Friends Outside of School===
#Invite someone over to your house after school. Hanging out with someone outside of school is a great way to get to know them better and become friends. Ask your parents if you can have a friend over after school. If they say yes, invite someone over from class or your lunch table that you get along with.<ref>http://www.kidzworld.com/article/28528-how-to-make-friends-at-school</ref>[[Image:Make Friends in Middle School Step 6 Version 3.jpg|center]]
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#Invite someone oversleep in your house after school. Hanging out with someone outside of school is a great way to get to know them better and become friends. Ask your parents if you can have a friend over after school. If they say yes, invite someone over from class or your lunch table that you get along with.<ref>http://www.kidzworld.com/article/28528-how-to-make-friends-at-school</ref>[[Image:Make Friends in Middle School Step 6 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#*Plan on doing things that you know the person will enjoy. For example, if you talk about video games with each other a lot in school, pick out a couple of your favorite video games so you can both play when they come over.  
 
#*Plan on doing things that you know the person will enjoy. For example, if you talk about video games with each other a lot in school, pick out a couple of your favorite video games so you can both play when they come over.  
 
#*If your parents are OK with it, invite over 2 or 3 people. Sometimes it's easier to make friends when you're in a bigger group.
 
#*If your parents are OK with it, invite over 2 or 3 people. Sometimes it's easier to make friends when you're in a bigger group.
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===Conversation Help===
 
===Conversation Help===
 
[[Doc:Conversation with Middle School Classmate,Ways to Introduce Yourself to Classmates]]
 
[[Doc:Conversation with Middle School Classmate,Ways to Introduce Yourself to Classmates]]
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== Related wikiHows ==
 
== Related wikiHows ==
 
*[[Be Close Friends With the Guy You Like]]
 
*[[Be Close Friends With the Guy You Like]]


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