Morning Rountines

Oct 4, 2016 | Inside the Bubble, News

Grogginess. Anxiety. Alertness. Serenity. All these feelings describe weekday mornings for students at Nueva.

There are a multitude of morning routines, each with their own modes of transportation, wake up times, stress levels, and more. For some, the mornings are time to relax or do homework. For others, it is stressful just to get to school on time.

“We’re always a disaster in the morning. We can’t get out of bed,” twelfth grader Hannah Z. said. She and her tenth grade brother Angus Z. fight over the best parking spot in the mornings. After finally parking her car, she rushes to get to school on time.

On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Hannah holds her Sunshine Morning Yoga class. “I really, really like seeing people that just come every week. You can just see their improvement,” said Hannah.

Grogginess. Anxiety. Alertness. Serenity. All these feelings describe weekday mornings for students at Nueva.

One of her yoga class students, tenth grader Jenna L., gets here at seven o’clock to do homework. “In the morning, I can be super efficient and get things done,” explained Jenna, “It really just frees up my time in the evening to do the stuff I want to do.”

Some students use the morning to get things done, but many also use it just to get to school on time. Ninth grader Grace L. carpools with her friend to school. Her family is not always timely in the mornings, but by carpooling, “I get myself out of the door on time, and I love that,” Grace said.

Many students, however, take the train. At the Hillsdale stop, most students take a ten minute walk to school. There are a few students who use a faster method to travel from the train station to school. Tenth grader Anna P. uses her scooter everyday. “I used to know what their [students who walk] miserable pain was like, and now I just laugh at it. I’m just like, ‘Ya’ll have fun using your legs.’” Whether it be teaching yoga classes or scootering to school, students always find a way to fill their mornings.