What To Where On The First Day Of Middle School?

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What To Where On The First Day Of Middle School
Download Article Download Article Your first day of middle school may be one that you remember for the rest of your life. Middle school is an exciting place because you’ll be transitioning out of elementary school and most likely meeting many new people who are joining you from other schools.

  1. 1 Get your school supplies in order. Though your day won’t be ruined if you show up to school without a notebook, if you want to make sure your day is perfect, then it’s important to feel like you have all of your school supplies at your disposal. You don’t want to feel like you can’t participate in class or like you’re already on your teacher’s bad side because you’ve forgotten to bring what you need.
    • Make sure you have a sturdy, durable backpack, too. You’ll be getting your textbooks on the first day and may need to take some home to do homework.
    • Let’s be real: on the first day of school, it’s unlikely that you’ll do more in any class than meet the other kids, do roll call, go through the syllabus, and be told what school supplies to bring. Still, if your teachers or school administrators have told you what you need to bring in advance and are sticklers about it, then you need to be prepared.
  2. 2 Pick your outfit in advance. Ah, the first day of school outfit. It’s never easy to pick one, and it’s likely to be something that you remember for years to come. Fortunately, no one else will really remember what you’re wearing because they’ll be too focused on their own “first day of school” outfit.
    • Take the weather into account, too. In a lot of places, the first day of school tends to be unbearably hot. You may want to wear a pair of cute new jeans, but if it’s 90 degrees out, you’ll be too sweaty to enjoy them. Make sure you have a lighter backup in mind if you wake up to a muggy day.
    • A lot of girls like to talk to their friends. You may feel better about wearing a dress if your friends are, too. That said, be okay with doing your own thing!
    • Also, make sure you know your school’s dress code in advance. You don’t want to wear something that’s too short or too skimpy and then have to be forced to change into your gym clothes.

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  3. 3 Get as much information as you can about your school. Try to get to know as much as you can about your school in advance so you feel more in control on that first day. Go on your school’s website and look around. You’ll probably be using it a lot this year, so get a feel for where stuff is.
    • Look at a map of your school before your first day so you know where all of your classes are. You can also talk to any older students who have experience with the teachers you have since they’ll know what to expect.
    • Go over your schedule in advance so you’re not as confused about where you’re going on your first day.
    • Face it: there are going to be some curve balls no matter what. That said, trying to get as much information as you can will make you feel more at ease.
  4. 4 Make sure to attend school orientation. Most schools have orientations, but every school is different – some schools might just give a tour, while other schools might also give you a bunch of stuff, like a map, schedule, library card, and PE uniform.
    • It’s likely that your orientation will include students funneling in from other elementary schools, so this can be a chance to get a leg up and to meet new people. Be friendly and introduce yourself. People will be shy and will be excited to meet someone new. Knowing more people in advance can help you have a better time on that first day. Don’t forget to remember their names.
    • You may also get to meet or see some of your teachers or your school principal, and you’ll feel better knowing what to expect.
    • A lot of people also think their middle school feels impossibly huge compared to their elementary school. Going there in advance before your first day will make it feel less intimidating.
  5. 5 Create a good routine for passing between classes. If you’re lucky enough to have a map of your school and to know where all of your classes will be and when, and if you already know where your locker is, then you may be able to create a passing routine in advance. This can help you not be late to class and to know when is the best time to go to your locker.
    • Don’t go to your locker between every class because you’ll end up running all over the school. Plan to go to it when you’re closest. If you need to carry a few classes worth of books at a time, that’s okay. Just be sure you have what you need, when you need it.
  6. 6 Get organized. Lay out all of your notebooks, folders and other supplies. On the inside cover of your notebooks and folders, near the top, write in the subject you’re using it for. If possible, color-coordinate your subjects — for example, math can be blue, English can be pink, and science can be zebra print! For any binders, label the side with its subject and decorate the front with pictures to make you smile.
    • You can take notes on sheets of loose-leaf, lined paper and then store them in a binder by subject, or just use a notebook — it all depends on what your teacher prefers. If you use a notebook, you can either use a multi-subject notebook or a separate small notebook for each subject.
    • Put everything in your backpack. Make sure you put all your pencils, pens, erasers and such in a pencil case so that they’re all together and you won’t have to dig around for them.
    • Find a safe spot to put your student ID, library card, etc. Clean off your desk or another area of your room to do your homework on. Make sure that there is nothing distracting around it, as you don’t want your homework to take longer than needed. Get a calendar and a bulletin board and hang it there.
    • If you want, get a locker organizer to bring to school, which may include a mirror, magnets, pencil holders and small shelves (although there may already be shelves in your locker). Decide where everything will go before school starts; a messy locker will make you late and get you in trouble.
  7. 7 Make a game plan with your friends. Talk to your friends before school starts and find out if you can go to school together. Whether you’re riding the bus, walking, or something else, you won’t have to show up all by yourself, as that can be intimidating sometimes and if you don’t know where to go, you can help each other. You’ll feel less alone if you have your favorite friends by your side.
    • That said, if you’re new to the school district or don’t have many friends, don’t worry! You’re not alone and you’ll quickly make some friends of your own if you have a positive attitude.
  8. 8 Get some rest the night before. Though you may find it nearly impossible to go to sleep the night before middle school, you can do some things to make it feel more doable. A couple of weeks or so before school starts, start getting yourself on a school schedule.
    • Avoid soda or other caffeinated or sugary drinks the day before school. You don’t want to keep yourself up later than necessary.
  9. 9 Be prepared. The night before your first day of school (or any day of school, for that matter), lay out your clothes for the next day. Wear something nice and comfortable; something that makes you feel confident. Make sure you put out socks, shoes, accessories and anything else you plan to wear.
    • Make a lunch, if you’re bringing one, or make sure you have lunch money in your bag, if you’re buying one.
    • Plan how you will do your hair, if you like to do something special with it (but don’t go overboard). You don’t want to have to worry about this on the first day.
    • Bring your ID card if you have one, your class schedule, your phone, and anything else you’ll need to make it through the day.
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  1. 1 Wake up fifteen minutes earlier than you need to. Give yourself at least fifteen extra minutes to make sure you have time to get your act together. The first day can already be a little bit stressful, and you’ll feel more relaxed if you’re not running around.
    • It’s a good idea to pack your bag the night before school, to make sure you have all the supplies you need. You’ll be able to save time in the morning so you won’t be rushed.
  2. 2 Make sure you know where to go first. You should know where your first class, or your homeroom is before you walk into the halls of your middle school. If you’re lost, however, just ask a teacher, administrator, or even an older student for help. It’s important to know where you’re headed so you don’t wander around aimlessly or miss out on something important.
    • Though having a plan is important, you also don’t have to worry if things don’t go as planned. Even the beginning of your first day of middle school can throw you some surprises, and that won’t be a bad thing.
  3. 3 Be friendly to all the new students. Though you may be feeling shy, you should do the best you can to be as nice and friendly to the new students in your classes as you can. Introduce yourself, ask them about themselves, and talk about what you think of middle school, so far.
    • People will be more receptive to new friendships at the beginning of the year, before too many cliques form. The sooner you talk to new people, the more likely you’ll be to connect for real.
    • If you see a cute guy or girl, don’t be afraid to say hi. People like confidence, and you don’t have to be shy about talking to people.
  4. 4 Be engaged in the classroom. Though you may not think it’s cool to care, if you want to get through middle school and start off on the right foot, it’s far better to listen to your teachers, to participate when they ask questions, to take notes, and to avoid any distractions.
    • Though there may not be too many opportunities to participate on the first day, you should do the best you can to show that you care, even if you just ask a question about the syllabus.
  5. 5 Start to build positive relationships with your teachers. Make sure you show up to class on time and that you make a good impression right away. You may accidentally make a bad first impression by laughing too much or chattering with your friends even if you’re normally a good student.
    • You don’t have to suck up to your teachers, either. Just pay attention and act like you really care and you’ll be on your way.
    • Asking good questions and participating in class discussion is a great way to make a good impression on your teachers.
  6. 6 Make the most of your time in the school cafeteria. Each middle school is different. You should get a sense of how the seating in your cafeteria works. If you can choose a new seat every day, try to plan to meet up with your friends in advance so you can sit together.
    • If you can, you should try to get to the cafeteria as early as you can. That way, you’ll be more likely to find your friends or to find a place to sit.
  7. 7 Maintain a positive attitude. If you want to make the most of your first day, then you should try to get through it with a big smile on your face. Don’t complain to your friends, criticize your teachers, or dread every one of your classes. Instead, try to approach everything with a “can do” attitude and don’t ever feel like people will never give you a chance.
    • Besides, people are drawn to positive people; the more upbeat you are, the easier it will be for you to make new friends.
    • Don’t compare yourself to other people. You may feel like you’re not as good-looking or as well-dressed as some of the people in your school, but this kind of thinking is pointless and will only get you down. Remember that you have a lot to offer, too, and the well-dressed girl in your French class may have her own set of problems.
  8. 8 Don’t be judgmental or mean. Unfortunately, not every person is at his best in middle school. It’s easy to fall into cliques, to gossip, or just to judge other people you don’t really know. However, if you want to make it through your first day in a good mood, you should avoid judging anyone before you get to know him or her or even being a part of any silly gossip.
    • You don’t know who your best friends will be yet, and you don’t want to find yourself making fun of someone who could have been your best friend if you had only given her a chance.
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  1. 1 Pack up your things. Now that your day is wrapping up, it’s time to pack up your school bag with any of the books or homework you need to take home. It’s likely that you won’t have very much packing to do, but you should make sure to get everything you need so you’re not at a loss when you get home.
    • If you take the bus home and don’t want to be late, you can get into the habit of packing up your bag in your locker when you have some time between classes so you don’t have to do it all in the few minutes before the bus leaves.
  2. 2 Get some much-needed rest at home. Whether you have some new clubs or sports organizations to go to or whether you’re taking the bus straight home, phew! You’ll be surprised by how tired you may feel once all the adrenaline wears off. You’ll find yourself feeling sleepy, and coming down from a long day filled with many surprises. Go home and take a short nap to recover!
    • That said, don’t sleep for too long, or you’ll have trouble resting for your second day of middle school.
  3. 3 Make a game plan for having an even more amazing second day of school. Though your first day of school went better than you could have imagined, there are always things you can improve for the next day. Maybe you wore super uncomfortable shoes and want to plan for a better outfit the next day.
    • The most important thing is to get some rest and have a positive attitude. The less pressure you put on yourself, the more likely you’ll be to have a great time.
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  • Question How should I prepare for my first day? Ashley Pritchard is an Academic and School Counselor at Delaware Valley Regional High School in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Ashley has over 3 years of high school, college, and career counseling experience. She has an MA in School Counseling with a specialization in Mental Health from Caldwell University and is certified as an Independent Education Consultant through the University of California, Irvine. School Counselor Expert Answer Support wikiHow by unlocking this expert answer. Make sure you wake up early enough so you’re not rushing. Definitely eat breakfast before school. It’s also helpful to review your schedule and a map of your school so you know where all of your classes are.
  • Question How do I impress my teachers on my first day? Ashley Pritchard is an Academic and School Counselor at Delaware Valley Regional High School in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Ashley has over 3 years of high school, college, and career counseling experience. She has an MA in School Counseling with a specialization in Mental Health from Caldwell University and is certified as an Independent Education Consultant through the University of California, Irvine. School Counselor Expert Answer Support wikiHow by unlocking this expert answer. Definitely pay attention in class, make eye contact with your teachers, and ask good questions. Being involved in class discussion really shows that you’re actually engaged in what your teachers are saying.

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  • Always know what your very first class is – you don’t want to walk into the wrong class!
  • Write down all of your assignments, even the simple ones.
  • Don’t wait until the day before school starts to go shopping for supplies and clothes.

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  • You usually have a choice to do extra credit but if your grades aren’t that good, do the extra credit as it would help your report card.
  • Some teachers are not going to be that nice. Do your best and if the teacher is still mean to you, don’t take it personally. They might just be in a bad mood.
  • Some people are going to be mean. Ignore them. Don’t think about what they say; be yourself and don’t change yourself just to impress other people.
  • Middle schools are sometimes larger or smaller than elementary schools depending on the school that you are entering but don’t get overwhelmed. You can always ask teachers or friends to help you find your way!

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  • A notebook and folder for each subject
  • A main binder
  • Pencils and pens
  • Lots of paper
  • A calendar and homework agenda
  • Cute, comfortable clothes that follow the school’s dress code
  • Map of the school (if possible)
  • Schedule
  • Combination lock, if your school has lockers
  • Backpack
  • Calculator
  • Drawstring backpack for gym
  • Gym clothes (shorts, t-shirt, running shoes)
  • Body spray for after gym
  • An extra pair of clothes (you never know)
  • Locker stand if your school has lockers
  • Dividers for your binders
  • Extra deodorant for gym (if you don’t like the body spray)
  • Pads or tampons (if you’re having your period)
  • Extra school supplies
  • The notes you took in elementary school like in 5th grade
  • Extra pads
  • Books or coloring books for filling in spare time
  • Mints or gum

Article Summary X To have a perfect first day at middle school, start by getting everything ready the day before. Put all your supplies in your backpack, lay out your outfit, and set your alarm for 15 minutes earlier than you usually need to wake up. When the first day comes, get to school early so you have plenty of time to find your locker and you first class, and to introduce yourself to the other students.
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How can I look cool in middle school?

Download Article Download Article Middle school is a time when you start to really find yourself as an individual, so it only makes sense that you’d want to be cool! Luckily, if you embrace what makes you unique, you’re already cool. From there, just take a little time each day to check your appearance, build a group of supportive friends, and get involved at school if you want other people to think you’re cool, too!

  1. 1 Take good care of your personal hygiene, If you want to be cool in middle school, you need to pay attention to how you look and smell. To make sure you’re always fresh and clean, brush your teeth and wash your face every morning and night, shower or bathe every day, and put on a combination antiperspirant and deodorant after you get out of the bath.
    • An antiperspirant helps reduce how much you sweat, while a deodorant helps prevent body odors from forming.
    • Shampoo your hair every 2-3 days, or more often if it starts to look oily between washes.
    • In addition to brushing twice a day, you should also floss your teeth every night to remove plaque that can lead to problems like bad breath or cavities.
  2. 2 Style your hair each day. Having a great hairstyle instantly makes you look cooler, but looking nice usually takes at least a little work. Every morning when you’re getting ready, spend a few minutes taking care of your hair. Depending on your style, that might just mean combing your hair or smoothing it out with your fingers, or it might mean wearing your hair up or adding hair accessories.
    • You can use styling products like gel, mousse, or salt spray to help you style your hair, but remember to only use a little bit of product or your hair will look wet and greasy.
    • If you have a hair straightener or a curling iron, you can use these tools to style your hair each day. However, heat can be very damaging to your hair, so it’s best to wear your hair in its natural texture at least some of the time.
    • When you get your hair cut or trimmed, ask your stylist to help you find a hairstyle that will suit your face. If you’re not sure how to style your new cut, ask the stylist to show you before you leave!

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  3. 3 Wear clean clothes that fit well. Whether you have to wear a uniform or you can wear your own clothes to school, if you want to be cool, you should wear clothes that are clean and free of wrinkles. Also, for the most flattering fit, choose clothes that skim loosely across your body without being too tight or too baggy.
    • Dirty clothes can smell bad, and wrinkles will make you look sloppy.
    • If you can wear your own clothes to school, keep it casual most days by wearing jeans or shorts and a T-shirt. In cool weather, add a hoodie or a sweater to keep warm.
    • If you want to dress up, like if you have to give a presentation in front of your class, try wearing khaki pants and a button-down or collared shirt. If you have a more feminine style, you might wear a dress, instead.

    Tip: Don’t try to look too grown-up. While it can be tempting to try to dress like you’re older than you are, try to embrace being a middle-schooler. You’ll look more effortlessly cool if you dress appropriately for your age. You’re only this age once, so have fun!

  4. 4 Add trendy accessories to your outfit. Accessories are an easy way to make an outfit cooler. When you’re shopping for clothing, check out the accessories as well, and look for pieces that you feel reflect your personality. Then when you get dressed every day, pick 1 or 2 accessories that match what you’re wearing.
    • Try adding a canvas belt and cool sneakers to make jeans and a T-shirt look more interesting.
    • If you wear a uniform, you might show your style with a stylish bracelet, watch, necklace, scarf, colorful socks, or a fun belt. Just make sure it follows your school’s dress code!
    • Look at your favorite celebrities and style icons for outfit and accessory ideas.
  5. 5 Wear light makeup if you wear any. A lot of kids start experimenting with makeup in middle school for the very first time. You can use concealer, powder, and blush to smooth out or brighten your complexion. If you want to define your eyes, lightly line your eyes with eyeliner and apply a little eyeshadow to your eyelids. Then, try a light coat of mascara on your lashes.
    • As you’re experimenting with makeup, keep in mind that usually, the more natural you look, the better.
    • If you look like you’re trying too hard to change your appearance, you might seem like you’re not self-confident. Remember, if you want other people to think you’re cool, first, they have to believe that YOU think you’re cool!
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  1. 1 Be friendly to people from different social groups. While it might seem like the only way to be cool is to hang out with the most popular kids you can find, the truth is, being really cool means being friends with a lot of different kinds of people. Take the time to get to know each person you meet, no matter what clique they’re a part of. Then, befriend the people you like the most,
    • Being cool is about more than just being popular. Popularity can change overnight and is based on the opinion of others, while being cool means staying true to yourself no matter who else is around.

    Tip: When you’re in middle school, friendships can change quickly, and you may find yourself growing apart from friends you’ve had for a long time. Remember, they’re the ones who know you best, so try to include them in your plans as often as you can.

  2. 2 Avoid gossip and sharing secrets. If someone starts talking bad about another person while you’re around, either ask them to stop, ignore the conversation entirely, or walk away. You’ll seem a lot cooler if you’re too laid-back to get involved in rumors and other drama.
    • Be careful what you say about other people, too, so you’re not unintentionally the source of any rumors yourself. For instance, if your friend tells you in confidence that her parents are getting a divorce, don’t share that information with anyone else.
  3. 3 Spend time around people who build you up. Unfortunately, in middle school, you might run into people who are unkind. If you spend time around someone and they put you down or make you feel bad about yourself, try to avoid them as much as possible. Instead, hang out with friends who accept you for who you are and make you feel good about yourself.
    • If you’re frequently the target of teasing or physical aggression, tell a teacher or another adult, and stick close to other students as much as possible to help make yourself less of a target. If you need to, find someone who’s sitting alone and say something like, “Those kids over there keep messing with me. Is it okay if I sit here for a few minutes so they’ll leave me alone?”
  4. 4 Don’t bully people to try to get attention. Some people think that teasing other kids will make them seem cool, but this isn’t true. Even if you’re a victim of bullying yourself, avoid taking it out on someone who’s less popular than you are. Instead, be a friend to those who are being bullied and talk in ways that will make them feel better.
    • If you see bullying happening at your school, stand up straight, look the bully in the eyes, and tell them to stop, If you’re concerned that this will put you in physical danger, report the incident to a teacher, parent, or another responsible adult instead.
  5. 5 Have a good sense of humor, If you want people to think you’re cool, try being funny! Be willing to laugh at yourself, even if you make a mistake. Also, laugh with your friends when they’re being funny, and share funny memes or jokes that you come across.
    • For instance, if you spill something on your shirt at lunch, don’t get upset about it. Just start laughing, instead! More than likely, other people will laugh with you—which is way more fun than having people laugh at you!
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  1. 1 Do your best in school. If you want to have a good reputation in middle school, pay attention and try to do well in every class you’re in, even if it’s something that doesn’t come easily to you. Do your homework and turn in all of your assignments, and try not to daydream when the teacher is giving your lessons.
    • Being cool doesn’t mean skipping school and failing tests, although you don’t necessarily have to have the highest grade in your class, either. If you make a habit of breaking the rules, though, you’ll have a reputation as a troublemaker, rather than a reputation for being cool.
    • As a bonus, paying close attention in class might make your after-school assignments easier to finish, so you’ll have more time to spend with your friends!
  2. 2 Embrace what makes you an individual. The coolest people always seem to be the ones who have a great understanding of who they are. Think about what makes you unique—maybe you have a cool eye for fashion, are great at drawing, or you can run really fast. Then, look for ways to express those qualities.
    • For instance, you might always wear unique, funky outfits if you’re into fashion, you might draw illustrations for the school paper if you love art, or you might try out for the track team if you’re a runner.
  3. 3 Use social media thoughtfully. When you’re just starting to use social media, it can be hard to know how to use it without oversharing. Just remember that you can’t take anything back once it’s online, so keep your most personal business private, and don’t share any pictures online that you would be embarrassed for everyone to see.
    • Also, don’t share or post unkind comments about anyone, especially if you wouldn’t say those things to that person’s face. Internet bullying can be very hurtful, and it won’t make you seem cooler.
    • If you see online bullying, do your best to ignore it, even if it’s directed at you. However, you can report the bullying, either online or to a parent or teacher.
  4. 4 Pay attention to trends. Keeping up with trends can help you seem like you know what’s cool, so when you see a trend you like on TV, online, or at school, don’t be afraid to try it out. You don’t have to follow every trend that’s out there—that will make you seem unoriginal. Just pick the ones you really like!
    • For instance, if you see your favorite celebrity wearing an awesome pair of sunglasses, you might look for a similar pair when you go shopping.
    • If a lot of your friends wear baggy jeans, you might look for a pair of relaxed-fit jeans. However, going against trends can make you seem cool too, so if you want to wear skinny jeans instead, go for it!
  5. 5 Join a club or team at your school. If it’s possible, try to find clubs, sports, competitive teams, or other activities at your school that fit your personal interests or hobbies. Getting involved in after-school activities can be a great way to expand your social circle. Also, if you’re busy with activities, you’ll seem cooler than you would if you just went home every day.
    • For instance, if you’re athletic, you might try out for your school’s soccer, baseball, cheerleading, or dance team. If you love music, you might join the band or choir. If you’re really great at math or science, you might join the robotics team.
    • Don’t join a club you don’t really like just because you think it will be cool. For instance, if you’re not into sports, cheerleading probably isn’t a good fit for you, even if that seems like a good way to get popular.
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  • Question How can I make more friends at school? Ashley Pritchard is an Academic and School Counselor at Delaware Valley Regional High School in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Ashley has over 3 years of high school, college, and career counseling experience. She has an MA in School Counseling with a specialization in Mental Health from Caldwell University and is certified as an Independent Education Consultant through the University of California, Irvine. School Counselor Expert Answer Support wikiHow by unlocking this expert answer. Think about what you enjoy doing and sign up for a relevant club or activity. If you’re a big fan of cartoons, join your school’s anime club. If you love shooting hoops, try out for the basketball team. By finding other people that share common interests with you, you’ll naturally make more friends. Then, they can introduce you to more people!
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  • Question How can I be cool in 5th grade? Amy Gremillion Community Answer Just work on loving whatever it is about yourself that makes you special! That will always be cool.

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How should I act on the first day of middle school?

Download Article Download Article Your first day of middle school may be one that you remember for the rest of your life. Middle school is an exciting place because you’ll be transitioning out of elementary school and most likely meeting many new people who are joining you from other schools.

  1. 1 Get your school supplies in order. Though your day won’t be ruined if you show up to school without a notebook, if you want to make sure your day is perfect, then it’s important to feel like you have all of your school supplies at your disposal. You don’t want to feel like you can’t participate in class or like you’re already on your teacher’s bad side because you’ve forgotten to bring what you need.
    • Make sure you have a sturdy, durable backpack, too. You’ll be getting your textbooks on the first day and may need to take some home to do homework.
    • Let’s be real: on the first day of school, it’s unlikely that you’ll do more in any class than meet the other kids, do roll call, go through the syllabus, and be told what school supplies to bring. Still, if your teachers or school administrators have told you what you need to bring in advance and are sticklers about it, then you need to be prepared.
  2. 2 Pick your outfit in advance. Ah, the first day of school outfit. It’s never easy to pick one, and it’s likely to be something that you remember for years to come. Fortunately, no one else will really remember what you’re wearing because they’ll be too focused on their own “first day of school” outfit.
    • Take the weather into account, too. In a lot of places, the first day of school tends to be unbearably hot. You may want to wear a pair of cute new jeans, but if it’s 90 degrees out, you’ll be too sweaty to enjoy them. Make sure you have a lighter backup in mind if you wake up to a muggy day.
    • A lot of girls like to talk to their friends. You may feel better about wearing a dress if your friends are, too. That said, be okay with doing your own thing!
    • Also, make sure you know your school’s dress code in advance. You don’t want to wear something that’s too short or too skimpy and then have to be forced to change into your gym clothes.

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  3. 3 Get as much information as you can about your school. Try to get to know as much as you can about your school in advance so you feel more in control on that first day. Go on your school’s website and look around. You’ll probably be using it a lot this year, so get a feel for where stuff is.
    • Look at a map of your school before your first day so you know where all of your classes are. You can also talk to any older students who have experience with the teachers you have since they’ll know what to expect.
    • Go over your schedule in advance so you’re not as confused about where you’re going on your first day.
    • Face it: there are going to be some curve balls no matter what. That said, trying to get as much information as you can will make you feel more at ease.
  4. 4 Make sure to attend school orientation. Most schools have orientations, but every school is different – some schools might just give a tour, while other schools might also give you a bunch of stuff, like a map, schedule, library card, and PE uniform.
    • It’s likely that your orientation will include students funneling in from other elementary schools, so this can be a chance to get a leg up and to meet new people. Be friendly and introduce yourself. People will be shy and will be excited to meet someone new. Knowing more people in advance can help you have a better time on that first day. Don’t forget to remember their names.
    • You may also get to meet or see some of your teachers or your school principal, and you’ll feel better knowing what to expect.
    • A lot of people also think their middle school feels impossibly huge compared to their elementary school. Going there in advance before your first day will make it feel less intimidating.
  5. 5 Create a good routine for passing between classes. If you’re lucky enough to have a map of your school and to know where all of your classes will be and when, and if you already know where your locker is, then you may be able to create a passing routine in advance. This can help you not be late to class and to know when is the best time to go to your locker.
    • Don’t go to your locker between every class because you’ll end up running all over the school. Plan to go to it when you’re closest. If you need to carry a few classes worth of books at a time, that’s okay. Just be sure you have what you need, when you need it.
  6. 6 Get organized. Lay out all of your notebooks, folders and other supplies. On the inside cover of your notebooks and folders, near the top, write in the subject you’re using it for. If possible, color-coordinate your subjects — for example, math can be blue, English can be pink, and science can be zebra print! For any binders, label the side with its subject and decorate the front with pictures to make you smile.
    • You can take notes on sheets of loose-leaf, lined paper and then store them in a binder by subject, or just use a notebook — it all depends on what your teacher prefers. If you use a notebook, you can either use a multi-subject notebook or a separate small notebook for each subject.
    • Put everything in your backpack. Make sure you put all your pencils, pens, erasers and such in a pencil case so that they’re all together and you won’t have to dig around for them.
    • Find a safe spot to put your student ID, library card, etc. Clean off your desk or another area of your room to do your homework on. Make sure that there is nothing distracting around it, as you don’t want your homework to take longer than needed. Get a calendar and a bulletin board and hang it there.
    • If you want, get a locker organizer to bring to school, which may include a mirror, magnets, pencil holders and small shelves (although there may already be shelves in your locker). Decide where everything will go before school starts; a messy locker will make you late and get you in trouble.
  7. 7 Make a game plan with your friends. Talk to your friends before school starts and find out if you can go to school together. Whether you’re riding the bus, walking, or something else, you won’t have to show up all by yourself, as that can be intimidating sometimes and if you don’t know where to go, you can help each other. You’ll feel less alone if you have your favorite friends by your side.
    • That said, if you’re new to the school district or don’t have many friends, don’t worry! You’re not alone and you’ll quickly make some friends of your own if you have a positive attitude.
  8. 8 Get some rest the night before. Though you may find it nearly impossible to go to sleep the night before middle school, you can do some things to make it feel more doable. A couple of weeks or so before school starts, start getting yourself on a school schedule.
    • Avoid soda or other caffeinated or sugary drinks the day before school. You don’t want to keep yourself up later than necessary.
  9. 9 Be prepared. The night before your first day of school (or any day of school, for that matter), lay out your clothes for the next day. Wear something nice and comfortable; something that makes you feel confident. Make sure you put out socks, shoes, accessories and anything else you plan to wear.
    • Make a lunch, if you’re bringing one, or make sure you have lunch money in your bag, if you’re buying one.
    • Plan how you will do your hair, if you like to do something special with it (but don’t go overboard). You don’t want to have to worry about this on the first day.
    • Bring your ID card if you have one, your class schedule, your phone, and anything else you’ll need to make it through the day.
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  1. 1 Wake up fifteen minutes earlier than you need to. Give yourself at least fifteen extra minutes to make sure you have time to get your act together. The first day can already be a little bit stressful, and you’ll feel more relaxed if you’re not running around.
    • It’s a good idea to pack your bag the night before school, to make sure you have all the supplies you need. You’ll be able to save time in the morning so you won’t be rushed.
  2. 2 Make sure you know where to go first. You should know where your first class, or your homeroom is before you walk into the halls of your middle school. If you’re lost, however, just ask a teacher, administrator, or even an older student for help. It’s important to know where you’re headed so you don’t wander around aimlessly or miss out on something important.
    • Though having a plan is important, you also don’t have to worry if things don’t go as planned. Even the beginning of your first day of middle school can throw you some surprises, and that won’t be a bad thing.
  3. 3 Be friendly to all the new students. Though you may be feeling shy, you should do the best you can to be as nice and friendly to the new students in your classes as you can. Introduce yourself, ask them about themselves, and talk about what you think of middle school, so far.
    • People will be more receptive to new friendships at the beginning of the year, before too many cliques form. The sooner you talk to new people, the more likely you’ll be to connect for real.
    • If you see a cute guy or girl, don’t be afraid to say hi. People like confidence, and you don’t have to be shy about talking to people.
  4. 4 Be engaged in the classroom. Though you may not think it’s cool to care, if you want to get through middle school and start off on the right foot, it’s far better to listen to your teachers, to participate when they ask questions, to take notes, and to avoid any distractions.
    • Though there may not be too many opportunities to participate on the first day, you should do the best you can to show that you care, even if you just ask a question about the syllabus.
  5. 5 Start to build positive relationships with your teachers. Make sure you show up to class on time and that you make a good impression right away. You may accidentally make a bad first impression by laughing too much or chattering with your friends even if you’re normally a good student.
    • You don’t have to suck up to your teachers, either. Just pay attention and act like you really care and you’ll be on your way.
    • Asking good questions and participating in class discussion is a great way to make a good impression on your teachers.
  6. 6 Make the most of your time in the school cafeteria. Each middle school is different. You should get a sense of how the seating in your cafeteria works. If you can choose a new seat every day, try to plan to meet up with your friends in advance so you can sit together.
    • If you can, you should try to get to the cafeteria as early as you can. That way, you’ll be more likely to find your friends or to find a place to sit.
  7. 7 Maintain a positive attitude. If you want to make the most of your first day, then you should try to get through it with a big smile on your face. Don’t complain to your friends, criticize your teachers, or dread every one of your classes. Instead, try to approach everything with a “can do” attitude and don’t ever feel like people will never give you a chance.
    • Besides, people are drawn to positive people; the more upbeat you are, the easier it will be for you to make new friends.
    • Don’t compare yourself to other people. You may feel like you’re not as good-looking or as well-dressed as some of the people in your school, but this kind of thinking is pointless and will only get you down. Remember that you have a lot to offer, too, and the well-dressed girl in your French class may have her own set of problems.
  8. 8 Don’t be judgmental or mean. Unfortunately, not every person is at his best in middle school. It’s easy to fall into cliques, to gossip, or just to judge other people you don’t really know. However, if you want to make it through your first day in a good mood, you should avoid judging anyone before you get to know him or her or even being a part of any silly gossip.
    • You don’t know who your best friends will be yet, and you don’t want to find yourself making fun of someone who could have been your best friend if you had only given her a chance.
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  1. 1 Pack up your things. Now that your day is wrapping up, it’s time to pack up your school bag with any of the books or homework you need to take home. It’s likely that you won’t have very much packing to do, but you should make sure to get everything you need so you’re not at a loss when you get home.
    • If you take the bus home and don’t want to be late, you can get into the habit of packing up your bag in your locker when you have some time between classes so you don’t have to do it all in the few minutes before the bus leaves.
  2. 2 Get some much-needed rest at home. Whether you have some new clubs or sports organizations to go to or whether you’re taking the bus straight home, phew! You’ll be surprised by how tired you may feel once all the adrenaline wears off. You’ll find yourself feeling sleepy, and coming down from a long day filled with many surprises. Go home and take a short nap to recover!
    • That said, don’t sleep for too long, or you’ll have trouble resting for your second day of middle school.
  3. 3 Make a game plan for having an even more amazing second day of school. Though your first day of school went better than you could have imagined, there are always things you can improve for the next day. Maybe you wore super uncomfortable shoes and want to plan for a better outfit the next day.
    • The most important thing is to get some rest and have a positive attitude. The less pressure you put on yourself, the more likely you’ll be to have a great time.
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  • Question How should I prepare for my first day? Ashley Pritchard is an Academic and School Counselor at Delaware Valley Regional High School in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Ashley has over 3 years of high school, college, and career counseling experience. She has an MA in School Counseling with a specialization in Mental Health from Caldwell University and is certified as an Independent Education Consultant through the University of California, Irvine. School Counselor Expert Answer Support wikiHow by unlocking this expert answer. Make sure you wake up early enough so you’re not rushing. Definitely eat breakfast before school. It’s also helpful to review your schedule and a map of your school so you know where all of your classes are.
  • Question How do I impress my teachers on my first day? Ashley Pritchard is an Academic and School Counselor at Delaware Valley Regional High School in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Ashley has over 3 years of high school, college, and career counseling experience. She has an MA in School Counseling with a specialization in Mental Health from Caldwell University and is certified as an Independent Education Consultant through the University of California, Irvine. School Counselor Expert Answer Support wikiHow by unlocking this expert answer. Definitely pay attention in class, make eye contact with your teachers, and ask good questions. Being involved in class discussion really shows that you’re actually engaged in what your teachers are saying.

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  • Always know what your very first class is – you don’t want to walk into the wrong class!
  • Write down all of your assignments, even the simple ones.
  • Don’t wait until the day before school starts to go shopping for supplies and clothes.

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  • You usually have a choice to do extra credit but if your grades aren’t that good, do the extra credit as it would help your report card.
  • Some teachers are not going to be that nice. Do your best and if the teacher is still mean to you, don’t take it personally. They might just be in a bad mood.
  • Some people are going to be mean. Ignore them. Don’t think about what they say; be yourself and don’t change yourself just to impress other people.
  • Middle schools are sometimes larger or smaller than elementary schools depending on the school that you are entering but don’t get overwhelmed. You can always ask teachers or friends to help you find your way!

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  • A notebook and folder for each subject
  • A main binder
  • Pencils and pens
  • Lots of paper
  • A calendar and homework agenda
  • Cute, comfortable clothes that follow the school’s dress code
  • Map of the school (if possible)
  • Schedule
  • Combination lock, if your school has lockers
  • Backpack
  • Calculator
  • Drawstring backpack for gym
  • Gym clothes (shorts, t-shirt, running shoes)
  • Body spray for after gym
  • An extra pair of clothes (you never know)
  • Locker stand if your school has lockers
  • Dividers for your binders
  • Extra deodorant for gym (if you don’t like the body spray)
  • Pads or tampons (if you’re having your period)
  • Extra school supplies
  • The notes you took in elementary school like in 5th grade
  • Extra pads
  • Books or coloring books for filling in spare time
  • Mints or gum

Article Summary X To have a perfect first day at middle school, start by getting everything ready the day before. Put all your supplies in your backpack, lay out your outfit, and set your alarm for 15 minutes earlier than you usually need to wake up. When the first day comes, get to school early so you have plenty of time to find your locker and you first class, and to introduce yourself to the other students.
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How can I be attractive in school?

Download Article Download Article Maybe you want to get noticed by a crush, or maybe you want to feel amazing when you walk down the hall. If you’re looking for ways to look hot at school, that makes total sense—and luckily, it’s way easier than you’d think. Looking hot is all about confidence, kindness, and following a few easy styling tips. Below, we’ll teach you everything you need to know. Let’s get started!

  1. 1 Wear clothes that you feel comfortable in. You don’t need to go for the stylish name brands – just try to find something that you think you look good in. If you feel good in the clothes, you probably look good too! Everyone has his or her favorites and you should stick to yours.
    • Remember to try to match. Some fashion experts say that you shouldn’t wear an outfit with more than three colors.
    • Red and black are two colors that work for a lot of skin tones and also are sexual stimulating colors.
    • A lot of schools have uniforms, but you can find your own style within this uniform. For example, maybe you can wear corduroys and a flannel shirt if you’re a boy to satisfy the uniform and still wear a particular style.
  2. 2 Try to emulate the latest fashion trends or what other people are wearing at school. If you prefer not to wear clothes that you feel comfortable in or you want to find a new style, try to find the latest fashion trend that you think would suit you. Maybe that’s wearing a certain style of shirt, maybe it’s stylish summer dresses or sleek skintight pants. Use the internet to look up the latest fashion trends and find one that works for you. You also can find someone who you think dresses really well at school and emulate what they do. If other people think that person is hot, you could do worse than following their lead. Advertisement
  3. 3 Pick out your clothing ahead of time. If you plan ahead and decide what you want to wear the night before school you’ll more easily be able to plan a good outfit. Rushing to put together your outfit in the morning can leave you looking like a mess.
  4. 4 Try wearing makeup if it suits you. Don’t feel like you have to use it to cover up, but if it makes you happy and confident, have fun! Prime your skin with a primer, some good ones are smashbox photofinish, Korres organic primer, mac prep and prime, or you could just use your moisturizer. Primer keeps your makeup on longer and can make pores and fine lines go away.
    • Use a light to medium coverage. Foundation adds a flawless base for your skin and makes your skin look a lot more even. If you need to, conceal dark areas and pimples with a creamy concealer. Put it all around your neck so you don’t look like you have white underneath and tan on top, it’s good to use a little tanner color.
    • Try using a bronzer and a blush. Try to buy ones that don’t have much glitter or shimmer in them and keep your face pretty matte.
    • Use a loose powder to set your foundation in the morning and a pressed one for touchups. This will give you a good flawless finish. Make sure that you put some all around your neck and behind like the foundation so it’s not noticeable but so it looks well.
  5. 5 Wear a light perfume. There are many perfumes to try, choose one that you feel defines you. Don’t put too much of it on – if you can smell it on yourself while you’re walking around then that is probably a bad sign. Just put enough on so that you have your signature scent.
  6. 6 Accessorize. Wear tasteful earrings, necklaces, or rings if jewelry suits you. However, if you don’t want to deal with having jewelry on you all day at school and in class, try getting a cute bag.
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  1. 1 Work on having clean skin. If you’re school has a uniform it’s going to be difficult to stand out with your clothing. In that case, you might as well focus on looking as good as you possibly can in the uniform. Try focusing on clean skin. Clean skin can cover a lot of other problems, and pockmarked skin can make you look less attractive than you really are. This is one of the most important parts of your look. Everyday, wash your face with a cleanser, apply toner and moisturizer and once or twice a week exfoliate. Remember, everyone has breakouts or bad skin at some point in their lives. Don’t stress about it, just try to take care of it the best that you can. The bad skin will pass in time.
  2. 2 Get plenty of sleep. At least 8 hours a night is recommended. Don’t take this tip for granted. People joke about beauty sleep but if you come into school everyday looking haggard with huge bags under your eyes, you won’t appear very attractive. It’s hard to
  3. 3 Get a nice haircut. If you’ve been wearing your hair in the same style that your mom started cutting it when you were a little kid, maybe its time for something new. Go to a hair stylist and tell them that you’re looking to change your style and that you want to look good. They’ll offer plenty of options. You can even show them the kind of hairstyle you want from your favorite celebrity.
  4. 4 Groom. Plucking your eyebrows, shaving your legs, and cutting your finger nails are all good habits to get into. If you’re sitting at the lunch table at school and someone notices that you’re fingernails are incredibly long and dirty they probably won’t think that you’re hot.
  5. 5 Shower everyday. This is really important if you want to look good at school. As you go through puberty, you will start to smell! Use a shower gel so your skin smells good too. Also, wash your hair thoroughly so it doesn’t appear greasy or unwashed. Use a lotion afterwards.
    • Make sure you wear a deodorant. Put a deodorant on every morning to avoid unseemly sweat stains and body odor. This is another part of going through puberty. If you would rather wear perfume, buy an unscented deodorant.
  6. 6 Eat healthily and stay away from junk food. Looking slim and fit at school is a great way to really stand out. Eating well is part of maintaining a healthy weight, but it will also have a lot of other benefits. Your hair will look thicker, fuller and shinier if you ditch the junk food and eat healthy. Your skin will be better. You’ll even have more energy! Load up your plate with vegetables.
    • Don’t skip breakfast, some people find it hard to eat in the morning, but still eat a small piece of fruit or something to keep you full until lunch.
  7. 7 Play a sport at school. Remember, a good body will make the uniform look a lot more attractive. Swimming, biking, running, and other cardio activities are a great way to stay in shape and have a healthy looking body. If you do these a couple times a week your body will look strong, healthy, and attractive. Many people think that playing a sport is really hot.
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  1. 1 Be confident at school. Stand up straight, hold your head high. More importantly, don’t be afraid to talk to people, to introduce yourself to the new kid, to ask questions in class, to sign up for a new club, or anything else you would like to do. Come out of your shell. You are you, and be proud of it! People are attracted to others who are real. Don’t try to be someone you aren’t, even if it feels like you are supposed to do that in high school. People will look up to you if you aren’t insecure.
  2. 2 Smile! Wave at people, smile a lot, and try to laugh. The world is a wonderful place and there’s always something to smile about. Remembering people’s names saying hello to them in the hall is incredibly attractive. If you look good and you start acting like you look good, everyone will be attracted to you.
  3. 3 Remember to be yourself at school. Even if you want to look hotter, don’t leave behind the parts of your personality that make you who you are. That means that you shouldn’t just try to become friends with the popular crowd if you don’t like them at all. You don’t have to hate them either. It is not attractive if you try too hard to be someone you are not. Be confident in the things you love, your talents, and the things you are successful in. If you make a mistake, laugh it off and try to do better next time. Remember all those who love you, and remember that everyone makes mistakes.
  4. 4 Have an opinion. Intelligence and independence are two of the most attractive qualities that you can have. Find the things you are interested in and learn more about them. Don’t be vapid. Enter into conversations in an informed and intelligent manner.
  5. 5 Treat others well at school. Being nice is incredibly attractive, especially if you already have a lot going for you. Engage others in conversation and actually pay attention to what they have to say. Even if you are beautiful, don’t expect the world to bow down to you. Ask a lot of questions. Try to be a good person!
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Ask a Question 200 characters left Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Submit Advertisement Tip 1 Read ‘Being Me’, this book is helpful if you have trouble with your confidence. Article Summary X To look hot at school, wear clean, fitted clothes that you feel comfortable and confident in, which will make you more attractive to others. If you need some style inspiration, look at the latest fashion trends online or try to dress like someone at school that has cute clothes.
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How do you stand out in middle school?

Middle school brings about a period of change for many people. It’s a time when you may be growing out of your childhood interests, feelings, and looks. You may want to stand out to gain confidence, friends, or respect. It’s natural to want to stand out in the crowd.

  1. 1 Choose a style. Having a distinct style is the easiest way to stand out. There are several of styles to choose from. You could be preppy, hipster, goth, etc. Your personal style is an expression of your character. Be sure it is a style you really like before committing to it. Keep in mind that you should still follow your school’s dress code, especially if your school requires a uniform.,
    • Preppy, hipster, and Goth are a few suggestions for style, but your personal style can be anything that appeals to you, even if it doesn’t have a title. Look to the music you listen to, the movies you watch, and the books you read for style inspiration. You can model your style after a person or character you admire.
    • A preppy style is a classic and clean style that derives from Ivy League collegiate fashion. Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Lacoste are a few brands known for being preppy. Collared shirts, sweaters, and chinos are popular for preppy men. Opaque tights, girly blouses, and thin sweaters are popular for women
    • Hipster style has become very popular in recent years. It is very different from preppy style. It is an often ironic style that values non-mainstream style and interests. Flannel shirts, band t-shirts, Doc Martens, and beanies are associated with hipster style.
    • Goth style began in the 1980s by rebellious youths with a unique and often darker view of the world. Goth style is characterized by black or brightly colored hair, dark makeup, black clothing, and large boots.
  2. 2 Change your hairstyle, Choose a hairstyle that fits in with the style you would like to adhere to. For preppy style, consider short, gelled hair for men and long straight hair for women. Hipster guys often have their hair cut short on the sides and wear it long on top.
    • You can also tease your hair if you associate with Goth style.
    • Your hair doesn’t specifically have to be associated with your clothing style. You can also choose unique hair styles like braids, very short hair, or very long hair.
    • Temporary henna dye is also an option if you want to change the color of your hair, but ask your parents first.
  3. 3 Get new clothes. Clothing is the best and most obvious way to show off your personal style. You may need to buy new clothing if your current wardrobe doesn’t work with the style you desire to have. Look through the clothes you own to determine which items of clothing work for your preppy, hipster, Goth style, or other style of your choice.
    • You don’t have to buy a new wardrobe at once. Buy a few items of clothing at a time that you can wear for the current season. Don’t buy clothes for winter until winter weather gets near.
    • Buying new clothes can be costly. Save up your allowance. Offer to do odd jobs for friends, family, and/or neighbors. You can also talk with your parents to see if they would be willing to buy new clothes for you.
    • It’s not necessary to buy all new and expensive clothing. Buy from thrift shops or during big sales.
  4. 4 Accessorize. Accessorizing has a few different functions. It can help you achieve the style you desire, even if the clothes don’t fall into that style. Wearing accessories can also draw attention to the parts of yourself that you want people to notice.
    • A great accessory can be a conversation starter. For example, wearing a necklace that has something to do with your favorite book can draw attention from another fan of the book.
    • A few preppy accessories for women would be pastel headbands, pearl earrings, tennis bracelets, and monogrammed purses. For men, argyle socks, ties, and leather and canvas belts work.
    • Hipster style accessories can be very broad. A few examples are scrunchies, bowl hats, bow ties, fanny packs, and rimmed glasses.
    • A few Goth accessories are chokers, studded belts and bracelets, jewelry with pentagrams, and purses or bags with skulls on them.
  1. 1 Don’t be afraid to start a conversation, It’s okay and normal to be shy. Sometimes, starting a conversation with a fellow student can seem intimidating. Keep in mind that many people feel the same way. You can start a conversation by simply saying “Hello! How are you doing today?” Remember, it’s not your problem if the other person does not respond nicely.
    • If it is a classmate, ask about an upcoming project or test.
    • Talk to another student about an upcoming school event.
    • Invite them to sit with you at lunch.
  2. 2 Be kind. Bullying and meanness is common in middle school, but you do not want to get noticed for being unkind to others. Instead, show compassion and kindness whenever possible. Stand up for the people that get bullied. Help the girl that drops her books in the hallway. Talk to the people that seem shy and don’t have many friends. It is better to be noticed for your positive actions and traits.
  3. 3 Have a sense of humor, Humor is infectious, and people are drawn to people with a good sense of humor. There is a difference between having a sense of humor and being funny. Being funny means telling jokes, great stories, and finding what is funny about every situation. Having a sense of humor means not taking everything too seriously and having the ability to let things go. Strive for both.
    • Think about your sense of humor. What makes you laugh? You might have a silly, dry, or dark sense of humor.
    • Learn jokes by researching them on the internet and watching comedy shows.
    • Be careful to not be offensive or disruptive with your jokes. You should say anything that will hurt another person’s feelings or get you in trouble in class.
  4. 4 Act confident, Confidence is often difficult to achieve during your middle school years. Don’t worry if you don’t feel confident. Many people in your age group do not. You can, however, work on your confidence by acting like you are. People respond positively to confident people, and it is a way to stand out in the crowd.
    • Don’t expect to fail or for others not to like you. Expect to be successful and liked. You can’t control what happens, but positive expectations make positive outcomes more likely.
    • Everyone is good at something. Recognize your strengths. You might be kind, loyal, and good at avoiding confrontation. You may also be good at running, computers, and acting.
    • You can appear confident by dressing the way you like, making eye contact, smiling, and having good posture.
  5. 5 Be a role model. Helping others and setting a good example will make you stand out not just in middle school, but all throughout your life. You don’t have to be older than others students to be a good role model. You can be a good role model by utilizing your kindness and confidence and helping others whenever possible.
    • Never treat anyone as any less than equal to you.
    • If you are good at a subject, like math, offer to help another student that is struggling in that subject.
    • Pick up messes when you see them. Offer to help teachers or students that are carrying too much. Actions get you noticed and make you a good role model.
    • Be sure to steer clear of gossip and unpleasant social media drama.
  1. 1 Join a club. A good way to get noticed at school by your peers and teachers is to join a club. Joining a club or organization at your school is a way to get to know a diverse group of people, learn a skill that you can talk to people about, and get recognized in the yearbook. Becoming a part of a club will require you to spend more time at school, which will make you more recognizable.
    • The yearbook club is a great club to become a part of because you work with others, take pictures of students, and talk with students and teachers.
    • Choose a club based on your interests. You will meet other people like you and learn skills that you can carry with you throughout your education. Some clubs to consider are the tech club, art club, world language club, and the band or choir.
  2. 2 Become part of a team. Joining a team is a great way to meet other people and get recognized as a member of that team around school. Becoming a part of a team usually requires a tryout. If you get a spot on team, you will need to commit to practices, games, or shows. Teams usually require more dedication than a club. So choose a team that you are genuinely interested in.
    • If you are interested in sports, consider the football, basketball, lacrosse, or soccer team. Check what sports teams your school has.
    • If you are interested in academics, consider becoming a part of the debate, math, or chess team.
  3. 3 Attend events. Taking part in many or all events that your school offers is way to get recognized. The type of events offered depends on your school. Many middle schools, however, will hold dances, holiday events, concerts by the band and choir, and sometimes festivals for the beginning/end of the school year. Attend as many events as possible.
    • Go to the event with a friend if you don’t want to attend the event alone.
    • Try to start conversation with other people attending about the event.
  4. 4 Take up a hobby. Try out a hobby that you can practice outside of school. Often, if you work hard at the hobby, you will be known as the girl or boy that is really good at or into whatever the hobby may be. You may already have a hobby you enjoy, but if not, there are many hobbies to choose from. Becoming invested in a hobby is also a great way to meet others with similar interests.
    • Try making jewelry, like bracelets and earrings, and giving them out to people at school. You can buy supplies at your local craft store, like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby.
    • Some other hobbies to choose from are dance, cooking, painting, writing, films, and gaming.

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  • Question How do you avoid bad friends? Katie Styzek is a Professional School Counselor for Chicago Public Schools. Katie earned a BS in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She served as a middle school mathematics, science, and social studies teacher for three years prior to becoming a counselor.

    She holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling from DePaul University and an MA in Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University. Katie holds an Illinois School Counselor Endorsement License (Type 73 Service Personnel), an Illinois Principal License (formerly Type 75), and an Illinois Elementary Education Teaching License (Type 03, K – 9).

    She is also Nationally Board Certified in School Counseling from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Professional School Counselor Expert Answer Focus on making friends with students that are a good influence on you. For instance, you set up a study group with some studious peers, or walk to school with someone who cares about being on time.

  • Question How do you show maturity in middle school? Katie Styzek is a Professional School Counselor for Chicago Public Schools. Katie earned a BS in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She served as a middle school mathematics, science, and social studies teacher for three years prior to becoming a counselor.
    • She holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling from DePaul University and an MA in Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University.
    • Atie holds an Illinois School Counselor Endorsement License (Type 73 Service Personnel), an Illinois Principal License (formerly Type 75), and an Illinois Elementary Education Teaching License (Type 03, K – 9).

    She is also Nationally Board Certified in School Counseling from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Professional School Counselor Expert Answer Make an effort to be responsible in various aspects of your life. You might be a leader in the classroom, show good work habits, and be active in after-school activities.

  • Question What should I avoid doing in middle school? You should not bully or be mean to others. You shouldn’t avoid doing your homework or studying. You are on the right track if you take care of your responsibilities, act confident, and always be kind.

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  • Talk to every type of person. Don’t try to make friends with just one crowd, like the popular crowd. You will be noticed if you are kind to everyone.
  • You can sometimes trade in your clothes for credit at thrift shops. Ask your parents before donating clothes for credit.
  • Join more than one club or team if you have the time. Becoming invested in your school is a great way to stand out, and it is beneficial for your future.
  • Don’t resort to self-harm or eating disorders for attention. If you are struggling, talk to your parents, teachers, or seek help from a doctor.
  • Changing your style will most likely cost money. Make sure to have money set aside, or ask your parents for help. Never resort to stealing to get money for clothes.
  • Don’t partake in gossip or bullying in an effort out stand out. You can stand out in positive ways that won’t hurt other people.

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How did you enjoy the first day in the school?

Bholi enjoys her first day at school as her teacher is kind and friendly towards her. She is glad to see many girls of her own age there. She even hoped that one of them might become her friend. She is fascinated by the colours on the pictures which were hung on the wall.
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What do I do the first week of school?

Avoid Excess Work – Many new teachers want to be sure they’re prepared, so they try to plan out the entire semester in advance. I say no thanks! That’s a big waste of time. Plan for the first week—no more, no less. Use the first week to develop routines for using the bathroom, sharing ideas, getting materials, finding the daily schedule, and other important classroom techniques and procedures.

  1. Your goal is to have everyone on the same page by the end of the first week of school.
  2. Further reading: Is Going Back to School for Teaching Right for You? Before you start planning for the next week, take stock and evaluate what you’ve achieved and what you didn’t get to.
  3. Use this formula until you feel like your class is running like a well-oiled machine.

That’s when it’s time to delve into the curriculum. Remember, you cannot effectively teach anything until you develop solid classroom routines.
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