So, you walk in the doors of high school for the first time. Congratulations, you've
just spiraled headfirst into the best (and worst) years of your life. To make sure that those years aren't any harder than
they have to be, I give you the Freshman's guide to the first day.
Okay, so you're making the transition from children to adults; which means that in high school,
grades count. I don't care what your friends told you, if you want a good future, you need to get good grades, and to do that
you need supplies.
Not Even Negotiable
Binders (I prefer one for each subject)
Paper (For taking notes or writing notes to friends in class)
Pens and Pencils (This one is self-explanitory)
Highlighters (How else are you going to remember all those historical dates?)
Math set (Because measuring angles is hard without a protractor... plus when you're annoyed
with someone you can poke them with the compass)
Bag (To put all your awesome new stuff in)
Not Needed but are a Comfort to Have
Calculator (Especially in science and math.... are you REALLY going to do all that formula
Pencil Sharpener (Unless you, unlike the rest of the world, don't own a mechanical pencil)
Pencil Case (Digging through a bag looking for an extra pencil in the middle of an exam is
Pencil Crayons (For projects and stuff; also for doodling)
2. Knowing Where You Are Going
Okay, so you managed to remember all the supplies you bought down to the last pencil. So far,
things are gong great. The next part is finding your locker. You should have already gotten your locker assignment- if not
you should go to the office and ask them where the list is. Find out where your locker is and how it relates to your classrooms-
if it takes 5 minutes sprinting to get to 5th period algebra, you aren't going to want to sit and talk to your friends between
4th and 5th.
After the locker comes the schedule and your classes. All schools are different, but most either
send you your schedule during the summer or have you pick it up your first day. If you walked through your school before you
should be able to find everything pretty easily, but if you've never set foot in there before in your life you might need
to ask somebody else for directions. MAKE SURE YOU GO TO THE RIGHT CLASSROOM. Believe me, this girl I knew sat in her English
class for half an hour before her teacher called attendence and she was told she was supposed to be in another class.Basically
she sprinted down the hall to her REAL classroom, where her teacher got REALLY ticked off.