Surviving the First Day of School

The first day of school can be exciting and scary. It's filled with "new" adventures, teachers and friends. Here are a few tips to help you get back into the groove of things this year.


1.Organize. - Make sure everything is ready for your first day. Stock up on school supplies and fill your backpack with pens, paper, books and all of your back-to-school essentials. Create a checklist including everything you need for your FDOS and double check that everything is in your backpack the night before.


2. Prepare.- Preparation is the key to being ready to face any challenge, including the FDOS. The night before, lay out your FDOS outfit. Be sure to iron out any wrinkles (have a parent help you) and hang your clothing so it's nice and neat for your first period class.


3. Rest. - Getting a full night's sleep is essential to ensure that your brain runs at its best. Make your transition from summer to fall easier by practicing healthy sleeping habits. About a week before the FDOS, try going to sleep 1-2 hours earlier than your late summer night bedtimes. If possible, get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. *BONUS, healthy sleeping habits, make your skin glow.*



4. Dream. - The day before classes begin, write out your goals for the school year. What do you hope to learn? Do you want to make new friends or join the Drama Club? Write it down and then start working toward your goals. *Plus, it'll give you a chance to practice your handwriting skills."


5. Succeed. - Don't worry too much about the little things. Try new things, learn something you didn't know, introduce yourself to a new friend or join a club. Whatever you choose to do, just be your BEST YOU. Have fun and enjoy the rest of the school year, after all the first day of school is, but just, a day.  

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