How to Deal With Back-to-School Jitters
Now that summer is nearing its end, students are preparing once more to go back to the classrooms, teachers and books. It’s time for them to get used to waking up early in the morning to prepare for school. Whether you are a nervous freshman or someone who has been with the school for quite a long time, you may have to deal with a case of back-to-school jitters. Don’t worry, going back to school is actually something to look forward to after the lazy days of summer.
For new students, the best way to calm the nerves is to visit the school and tour around the campus before the first day of classes. Familiarize yourself with the general layout of the grounds, and make a point to remember the areas where you will be spending a lot of your time with, such as the cafeteria, the laboratory, the gym and the classrooms. You can ask a map from the guidance councilor; he should have one. This would make your tour easier. If you have a friend who is already studying in the school, better. You can ask him to help you find out where everything is. Walk or ride with him to school during the first day if possible.
Before school starts, make sure that you have all the school supplies you need. It is best to buy your notebooks, pens and other stuff a couple of months before the first day of classes. If you buy your stuff during the last couple of weeks before school stars, you will be jostling with all the other kids and their parents who are also doing their shopping at the last minute.
It is important to make a good first impression in school. Therefore, you should take extra care when choosing the outfit that you will wear on the first day. This would not be a problem if you will be wearing a school uniform. If you plan to wear a new pair of shoes, break them in several days before the start of classes in order to avoid calluses and bruises.