Hey, everyone! So today is Wednesday which means that I’ve successfully completed my first week of regular school. If you had asked me last month, I would have said that I was totally prepared to quit homeschooling and go back to school. What I didn’t know was how much of a shock it was going to be for me.
The first day of school rolls around and I’m super excited. I figure since I went to school part time last year, I would be able to adjust quickly and be ready for anything school threw at me. Boy, was I in for a treat.
1. Going To School Five Days A Week Is Nothing Like Going To School Two Days A Week
What happened last year was, I stayed home on Monday and went to school on Tuesday. Then I stayed home on Wednesday and went back to school on Thursday and had Fridays off. This year, I am going to school every. single. day. Which probably doesn’t seem like a big deal to you but it’s a huge one for me. After a long day of learning, I don’t get to sleep and take my time doing homework. I have to get back to school the next day, meaning I have to actually get things done. It’s time for me to say goodbye to procrastination.
2. Names Are Important
If you were to ask me what the best part of my school was, I would say that it’s how welcoming the people there are. The way they do this is by addressing each other by their name. They take the time out of their day to get to know you and remember your name. I love it.
3. There Are These Things Called Lockers… They’re Important Too
There is no possible way for me to carry all of my books around all day. My locker has saved me more than once this week. Thankfully, I was able to have a second locker on the first floor of the high school building that I share with several friends.
4. Always Bring A Blanket
It’s so cold in the building that we sometimes bring blankets to keep us warm. That gave one of my friends the idea for Blanket Fridays. Blanket Fridays are when we bring blankets to lunch and have a picnic under that stairs in the lunch room/student commons. In general, blankets are just a good idea.
5. Friends Are Everywhere
One of the goals I made for myself this year is to meet more people, to be open and friendly and welcoming to everyone. Having one friend in a new school was all it took to make the connections and meet TONS of amazing, kind people. I’m an introvert. But that doesn’t mean I have to hide in a corner and not talk to anyone. Being an introvert means I have to stretch myself and be willing to try to remember everyone’s names. You wouldn’t believe just how many friends are waiting right behind your classroom door.
Well, that’s all! I have to get back to my homework but I hope you all have a great day!
What are some things that you have learned in your first week at a new school? Or, what are some tips that you would give to new students at your school?
P.S. This post was inspired by one of my great friends. Thank you M for always being there for me! <3