FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS

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BED­TIME MAN­NERS:

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.

GET­TING READY:

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.

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