Is­abela’s Guide to Hav­ing the Best School Year Ever!

Your pen­cils are sharp­ened, your book­bag is ready, but what are you miss­ing? Find out be­low!

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Per­fect first day out­fit? Check!

Alarm set? Check! School sup­plies packed? Check! If you’ve marked ev­ery­thing off your back-to-school check list but are still feel­ing a lit­tle ner­vous, we get it — first-day jit­ters are nor­mal! That’s why we asked Is­abela Moner, the star of the up­com­ing com­edy, Mid­dle School: The Worst Years of My Life, to share her tips on hav­ing the best year ever.

Get or­ga­nized!

You’re at school to learn, so of course, you want to bring home good grades. “When it comes to home­work, I sug­gest plan­ning and mak­ing a sched­ule,” Is­abela says. But if stay­ing on top of your home­work and mak­ing time to study be­fore tests isn’t enough, don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher about it. “Teach­ers are there to help you,” Is­abela ex­plains. So it’s never a bad idea to tell them what ar­eas you’re strug­gling in — they def­i­nitely have some ideas for how to help!

Sur­round your­self with good friends!

School isn’t only about tests and as­sign­ments — find­ing friends who sup­port you and stand up for you is just as im­por­tant. They can help you with lots of things, like deal­ing with class­mates who don’t treat you so nicely. “If that hap­pens, just tell peo­ple how you feel,” Is­abela of­fers. If con­fronting your bully doesn’t help or seems too scary, ask a teacher or school coun­selor for ad­vice. And hav­ing those sup­port­ive friends to lean on helps, too! “My friend Gina, who I’ve known my whole life, was there when­ever I needed to talk,” Is­abela shares.

Dream big!

A new school year is the per­fect time to set new goals for your­self! To help you make the most of it, Is­abela sug­gests cre­at­ing a list of all the cool things you want to do this year. “Maybe you’ll face your big­gest fear, like try­ing out for the bas­ket­ball team or go­ing to your school dance,”she sug­gests. If you write down your goals and start work­ing to­wards them, this will be your best year yet!

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