What to Do the Week Before Back to School

Is summer break over already?! I know, I know…not exactly fun to think
about. But a new school year means a brand-new start,
right? This could be your year! It might seem scary – especially if you’re
starting junior high or high school– so make sure to start your first day off right
by doing some prep the day and night before! First and foremost: get plenty of rest and
a good night’s sleep! Hopefully you’ve already started to try
and get back into the school wake-up routine: going to bed at a decent time and getting
up early, so that your body is used to it. I hate waking up early too, but if you get
into your routine early on, waking up for school on your first day won’t be so hard! If you’re having trouble sleeping and can’t
stop thinking about what the morning will bring, just remember that everyone else is
just as nervous or excited as you are! You might feel like the only one with these
worries, but trust me, everyone is thinking the same things – what will this grade be
like? Will the teachers be tough? Where will I sit at lunch? Will my friends be the same? These are normal thoughts! Just try to relax and remember that you’re
not alone! While we’re talking about wake-up times…make
sure that you’re up early enough to allow time for the things you need to do, so you
won’t feel so rushed. Feeling rushed is stressful, and it could
make you forget something important. Make time to shower and get ready at a comfortable
pace, so that you can feel confident! Also, make time for breakfast. Maybe even plan what you’re going to eat
for breakfast the night before, and set it out in the kitchen if you can. You’ll need that brain food! A calm and leisurely breakfast will also give
you time to think and get mentally prepared. If you plan on packing your lunch, do this
the night before as well, so that you don’t have to worry about it in the morning. Eat healthy in general, for breakfast and
lunch. Eating a healthy meal before and during school
will really make a difference in how your day goes; if you have a full stomach, you
won’t be sluggish, and you’ll be able to pay better attention in class. Don’t skimp on lunch – it has to carry
you through the rest of the day! Make it healthy and filling, especially if
you’re going to be in any after-school activities or sports. Or Band! Ah those were the days! A good tip for the day before the first day
of school is to do a light workout; you’ll work off some stress and sleep better! Eat a good dinner, but don’t overdo it. Avoid sodas or any drinks with caffeine so
that you don’t have trouble falling asleep. Also, decide what you’re going to wear the
night before, and hang it up together or lay it out. Think of the perfect back to school outfit. What’s your style, and what makes you feel
the most confident and the most you? Feeling like yourself and feeling confident
are super important for your first day, and it’ll set the tone for the rest of your
year! If you feel confident, the stress of going
back to school should melt away, and you’ll feel like you can take on anything! Hopefully you’ve been able to do some back-to-school
shopping! Pro-tip: if you can, get a new haircut before
the first day of school! A new hairstyle will make you feel extra polished
for your first day. It could be a good conversation starter, and,
hey, you’ll probably get tons of compliments too! Devote a good part of the day before to getting
organized. Did you get a supply list from your school? If so, do you have everything you need? Get your folders and notebooks for each class
organized with any initial guides or paperwork your teachers may have sent you. Were you sent a class schedule? If so, make sure you know it backwards and
forwards before the first day of school. Have plenty of pens, highlighters, those #2
pencils, and an efficient way to store and carry them. It may not sound super fun, but if you’re
organized and know your class schedule, it will help you feel more relaxed and prepared
for the first day of school, and things will go smoother in the morning – you should
be able to just grab your backpack or schoolbag and go! Pro-tip #2: another great thing to stock up
on and keep in your schoolbag is gum and mints! You never want to feel like you might have
stinky breath in the morning or after lunch while talking to someone. Having these secret weapons should make you
feel confident too – you’ll always have fresh breath! And it’s a great way to start a conversation
with someone new – just offer them a mint or a piece of gum! This one may seem obvious, but you may not
be thinking about it! Be ready to talk about your summer! Did you take any trips or have any good stories? Think about it during the nights and days
leading up to the first day of school. I mean, everyone will be asking you about
your summer, both students and teachers. Come prepared to talk about it! Plus, asking that “How was your summer?” question is a great icebreaker! If it’s possible, it’s a great idea to
go to your school before your first day and do a walk-through! Try to set up your walk-through as close to
the first day of school as possible. You may even be able to find your locker;
if you can, write down the combination and practice a few times. Find all your classrooms and think about the
best route to each one from your locker. Everything might look a little different when
the hallways are packed full of other students, but don’t panic – everyone else will be
navigating to their classes for the first time too! Better yet, do your walk-through with a friend
that you know you have a class in common with! Speaking of friends, are you walking to school,
driving, or riding the bus? If you’re driving, see if you and some friends
can arrange to carpool, and decide on pick-up times and meeting places. If you’re walking to school, walk with some
friends who live nearby. If you ride the bus, sit with your friends! Make some calls a day or two before the first
day of school and make these arrangements; you’ll feel much more relaxed if you’re
with some friendly and familiar faces while getting to school. Getting dropped off by a parent? Arrange to meet your friends at a specific
time outside of the school building. Friends will give you a sense of support and
familiarity – you’re all in this together! And, if possible, arrange to sit with your
friends at lunch! This way you can avoid the awkwardness and
anxiety of looking around and finding a place to sit. Everything is better with friends! It might be super boring, but fill out any
paperwork that’s required for the first day of school the night before. Your school may have sent you medical forms,
permission slips, waivers, or other similar paperwork. Fill it out the night before and put it in
your backpack so that you know you have it. Paperwork is the last thing you want to worry
about the morning of your first day! And of course, don’t forget to set your
alarm the night before your first day! Whether you use your phone as your alarm or
you have an alarm clock sitting on your nightstand, make sure the alarm is on, set, and ready
to go. It could be easy to forget, with all the other
things on your mind, but you don’t want to be running late, especially for your first
day! Most of all, the night before your first day
of school, try to relax. Watch your favorite funny TV show or movie. Read a good book. Take deep breaths. The keys to a successful school year are keeping
yourself organized, healthy, rested, and confident! Study hard and make grades a priority, but
don’t forget to have fun! These are supposed to be the best years of
your life, right? Good luck and have a great year! Are there any back-to-school tips that I didn’t
mention here that you use? How do you feel about the upcoming school
year? Let me know in the comments down below! If you found this video helpful, give it a
like and share it with a friend! But don’t go racing off to give your teacher
an apple just yet (though it’s a really good idea)! But we have over 2,000 cool videos for you
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100 Replies to “What to Do the Week Before Back to School”

  1. The only thing that i can't do that i cant were my style cuz we have a uniform unfortantley and we are not allowed to have gum

  2. I thought did my new friend’s mum hit me with their car.

    I got hit by a car and had 2 ambulances and 1 police car

  3. But actually e i love school teachers are so amazing oh yeah you can believe me I know why because I am talking from India enough and if you surprised don't worry you can give some tips about India teachers I just love school school is just excited I love it it's amazing ok bye-bye bright side and never expected you

  4. school starts tomorrow and i literally go to sleep at 2 AM and wake up at 3 PM…

    umm yeah my sleeping schedule is totally perfect…


  5. @Brighside Pro tip #2
    My school doesn't want any Gum's and Camdies.

    I'm going to start my school year on 30th of August
    Wish me luck


    From 🇵🇭🇪🇦🇨🇮

  6. I'm horrified for school, it starts on September 5 and I'm going into grade 6, I get bullied in school and I have a anxiety disorder that makes it worse

  7. Tbh I have to waking up really early normally 5-5:30 even now I have extra which started at 7 my new year start at 7:30 and 7:00

  8. Aw man back to school again 😢 i only have a week in my country Philippines until I go back to uae I want to get taller and a new hairstyle and removing my embarrassing mole in front of my nose I can’t do this in a week😰

  9. My mindset was more like… "Will I have to actually start homeschool again, or will I FINALLY go back to the same skl for the 2nd yr in a row?"…

  10. This just shows how different school is in UK compared to USA. What to wear, uniform. Breakfast, tea and toast. Mints or gum, detention. (secondary onwards) Coming with parent, embarrassing. Somewhere to have lunch, anywhere from benches to standing up.

  11. 4:43 jeez so right my new teachers are probably gonna be like when I say your name in the register name one thing you did in the holidays smh🙄🤦🏽‍♀️

  12. In my country Malaysia, a new year/grade does not work like other countries. A new year starts after a month and a half of slacking off and chilling around during half of November and the entire December. So.. I need to wait some time before using these tricks

  13. My school was supposed to start at August 27th but it had an electric problem so now it's opening at September 5th. Well first it was almost 3 months of holiday but because of the electric
    It is 3 months and 5 days ⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡

  14. Thank you so much Bright Side!! (Even though I'm in primary)
    P.s you forgot to but 'bike' and 'scooter' on the travel bit
    Love your work

  15. I should never asked my mom when is school she said 20 days left my hear beated so fast god help me i do not wanna go back to school its to boring any tips that can calm me down

  16. i have year round skhool an im about to have my month off so im gonna laugh at whikh ever one of you guys has regular skhool

  17. Number 1:
    I take about an hour and half to get ready, I live an hour away from school.
    So I have to wake up at 6 oclock in two days!!!
    And I'm gonna go shopping after school starts.
    Sucks to be me

  18. Yo, some people are excited to go back to school, school is good because you get to see your friends, what's wrong with going back to school?

  19. I am in 6th grade now and I have a uniform so I don’t have to think about what to wear. And about that gum part, well sadly I can only eat during recess.

  20. this content doesn’t really apply to me cuz i’m in elementary school (grade 6 )
    P.S. Where i live elementary goes from kindergarten to grade 7

  21. ned's declassified school survival guide show has some good advise help me with whole use a folder for homework to keep it easy to find and not all crumple up

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