Going Back to School

The end of summer means it’s back to school for kids. You may feel excited that you’ll be seeing your school pals again, have new things for school, see your favorite teacher and learn new things. You may also feel a little sad at the same time because summer is over.

However, some of you may feel a little worried about all the "new" things in school: new lessons, new classmates, new teachers, or maybe even a new school. Good thing this "newness" wears off after a while. Find out below what you can look forward to when you go back to school.

What to expect?

On your first day back, your teachers usually ask you to introduce yourself to the class. Sometimes your teacher will ask you about your summer.

Teachers also talk about what you will be doing for the year. When it’s your teacher’s time to talk, pay close attention for he/she will be mentioning rules, lessons, etc. If you have questions or if you want to have something explained to you, simply raise your hand and ask your teacher.

Most of your classmates probably have been your classmates for the past school years. But, it’s always nice to make new friends. Say hi to your old classmates, as well as your new classmates. It’s always nice to make new friends.

Going to middle school?

You will experience a lot of changes when you move from sixth grade to middle school or junior high. Usually you don’t have your lessons in just one room. You may transfer from one classroom to another for each subject. Teachers understand that this is a big for you and will help you adjust. You will also have lockers where you can keep your belongings such as books and maybe a change of clothes.

You may also have a homeroom, kind of like your home in school. On the first day, your teachers may allow you to choose where you want to sit, but after a day or two, he/she will have a seating plan for the class.

Have a great first day

seeing your friends again is always fun. It’s especially comforting to have them around on your first day back. To make the day more special, you can wear an outfit that you like. If you wear a uniform, you may wear a lucky charm or your favorite accessory to show your individuality.

It’s also a good idea to be prepared. Schools usually give out lists of the materials you’ll be needing for the school year before schools starts. This is so you can get all the things before you go back to school. To avoid scrambling about on your first day looking for your school materials, prepare your things the night before.

 Prepare adequately 

Food is also something that can help you feel good at school. If you don’t like the food at the school cafeteria, you may ask your mom to prepare lunch for you the night before, or you can do it yourself if you already can. Include different kinds of food in your lunch, especially fruits and vegetables.

Remember to sleep early so you won’t be late. A good night’s sleep can also help you feel good in the morning. Eat a healthy breakfast.

Develop good habits 

As you go along, develop good study habits such as writing down your assignments so you won’t forget to do them, and turning them in on time. Take your time with your lessons. If there are things you don’t understand, don’t hesitate to ask your teacher.

Also, keep your sense of humor. You will be able to do your schoolwork better if you are having fun.

Get oriented

Schools usually hold orientations to help the students become familiar with their surroundings and everything else. It’s very important that you don’t miss this so you will know how to find your way around school and learn the fastest route from one class to the other. 

Bad first day

If your first day back didn’t go as well as you hoped it would, your teacher may recommend giving things time to sort themselves out. Once you have adjusted your new routine and/or your new surroundings, things will go more smoothly. If you continue to feel bad at school, talk to you parent/s or guardian, your teacher, or your school counselor.