Now that the summer is over, you may be struggling to get into the back to school mindset. We’ve all been there – even the teachers! It can be hard to get back into the swing of things, so here are a few tips on how to jump right back in!

Grab Supplies

You don’t want to start the school year off on the wrong foot. Get a hold of new supplies. Your teachers will give you an specific list of things you need, but before you get a hold of that list get the necessities. Things like pencils and notebooks should be able to hold you over for the first few days. Once you have your complete list, go out and pick up all the supplies needed for a successful school year.

Know your schedule

You don’t want to wind up lost or in the wrong class at the wrong time on the first day. To avoid this, take a look at your schedule ahead of time and know where you should be and when. It won’t take long to have your school schedule memorized, but until then, keep a copy with you.

Get involved – the earlier the better

The new school year also signals a whole new set of activities and extracurriculars to get involved. Look for clubs and activities that meet your interests and also push you. Thought about going out for the debate team? Make this your year! Most schools also have a list of all activities, clubs, and sports that are offered. Take a look and pick a few that stand out to you!

Set goals

Think about what you want to achieve in your studies this year and come up with some goals. They can be large goals like achieving all A’s or smaller scale. No matter what goals you set for yourself, stick to them. Goal setting gives you something to work towards, but also measures progress.

Stay organized

Being organized will be a large part of your success this school year. Without proper organization, you will start to forget important things like due dates and what tests are on what days. Start off on the right foot and get a planner. Additionally, have a binder, folders, or a trapper keeper. Find out whatever method of organization works best for you and use it to your advantage.

Good luck this year!