Your teachers know that this is a big change from elementary school and will help you adjust.
Most teachers let you pick your own seat on the first day, but by the second or third morning, they'll have mapped out a seating plan.
This prevents the morning panic when you can't find your homework or lunch box.
Speaking of lunch, that's something else that can help you feel good at school — whether it's the first day or the 100th day.
Or maybe you'd like to bring along a book or magazine to read while you're on the bus.
Whatever you put in your backpack, make sure you pack it the night before.Help your parents pack it the night before if you don't like what's on the menu at the cafeteria.Try to include a variety of foods in your packed lunch, especially fruits and vegetables.It might help to write a few notes to yourself, so you'll remember the important stuff, like your locker combination and that lunch starts at , not .Before you know it, your fingers will fly as you open your locker and you won't have to check your notes to know what time lunch starts! Teachers recommend giving things some time to sort themselves out — once you know your way around the building and get adjusted to the new routine, you'll probably feel better.You also can make the day feel special by wearing an outfit you like.Maybe you got a great T-shirt on vacation, or your new sneakers put a spring in your step.Some schools distribute supply lists before the year begins, so you can come stocked up on pencils, folders, and whatever else you'll be needing.Once you've covered the basics, you might tuck an extra few dollars in your backpack for an emergency (like forgetting your lunch money).The first day of school is your first chance to find your way around a new school, or learn the pathways to new classes in your old school.It's a lot to learn in one day, so don't be surprised if you need a reminder or two.