FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS
You need a good night’s sleep if you want to have a great day at school. A routine helps you not to forget everything; so after supper, get your uniform and sports stuff ready, brush your teeth, enjoy a bedtime story and then it’s lights out.
WHAT YOU NEED:
A fun part of starting school is going shopping for supplies. Check with your teacher about what you need, like an apron, lunchbox, drink bottle, cushion and pens and pencils, but here are some extras to keep in your backpack: A tag for your bag, a photo or special small something from home, a change of clothes, tissues or moist wipes.
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Most schools prefer kids to bring their own lunch, but avoid nuts for your classmates – maybe they are allergic. Toys, especially your favourites, should stay at home. Don’t take other shoes except takkies. Sandals are cute, tiny high heels are adorable and Crocs are comfortable, but they aren’t the best for running on the playground or in a gym.
Whether you’re feeling nervous or not about the first day of school, it’s a good idea to talk about it. Spend some time with mom or dad packing your backpack.
THE CRYING GAME:
You may feel a bit weepy when your mom and dad are ready to go. Sometimes seeing other kids crying can set you off. So stay calm and be brave… but it’s okay to let go a couple of tears.
You have probably been in your classroom before and your teacher will point out your locker and guide you to where you can sit.