Three golden tips for those who are now going to first grade

Three golden tips for those who are now going to first grade
Three golden tips for those who are now going to first grade

Put the books you don’t need right away in your locker. Bridge beeps often walk around with overfull heavy bags in the beginning. Older students sometimes laugh at that. In the corridors there is also sometimes pushing and pulling and there you go with your heavy bag… So use your locker, just like the rest of the students. It is also much better and tastier to have a lighter bag on your shoulders.

You think you might be the only one who finds it exciting at that ‘big’ school, but nothing could be further from the truth. All, really all, children who are now going to a new school are nervous. Approaching new people is exciting for everyone. Some of you are therefore a little quieter or a little clumsy. Some may be a bit too noisy.

Another golden tip: pay attention to each other. Is your classmate very quiet/clumsy/shaky/anxious/noisy/totally hip-deep? Have a chat/comment/joke about the teacher/the school building/your heavy bag/your locker/the weather/how exciting it is/or whatever. How nice is it when someone else starts a chat with you?

Don’t think you won’t make friends there. Everyone gets new friends at a new school. Everybody. You too. And you may already meet them in the first days and weeks of school. It starts with a simple look, a smile or a comment. Be open to it.

The article is in Dutch

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