Dear Dish-It, How to Adjust to a New School
How to Adjust to a New School - Don't Be Shy,
This is easier said than done, but one of the best things to remember about moving to a new school is that most of the new people will want to get to know you. If you introduce yourself right away to as many peeps as possible, you'll probably get more invites to join your classmates for lunch, share a text book in class, etc.
How to Adjust to a New School - Join, Join, Join,
So, how do you make friends if you are brand new to a school where most people have known each other their whole lives? Get in there and join a school sport's team, the drama club or any other extracurricular activity. This is a great way to meet people who share the same interests as you!
How to Adjust to a New School - Be Accepting,
You've probably left behind a ton of great friends at your old school, and are pretty bummed about not starting the school year with them, but you want to make sure that you give the kids at your new school a chance. Invite 'em over to your place to study together, host a movie night or plan a trip to the mall. You don't have to forget about your old friends, but making new friends can be a great experience too!
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