As we usher in a new academic year, it’s essential to reflect, plan and set goals. Our Journey into Self-Reflection series features an engaging array of back-to-school journal prompts for your students to enjoy. These prompts are designed to foster introspection, stimulate curiosity, and cultivate a proactive mindset for the upcoming term. They range from personal reflection to thinking about the broader school community, and are perfect to start the semester with!
1. What are you most excited about for the new school year?
2. What is one topic or subject you’re excited to delve into this year?
3. Write about a skill you’d like to master this school year.
4. What is one thing you want to improve on this year?
5. How do you plan to communicate with your teachers about any difficulties you may face this year?
6. What is one new activity or club you want to join this year?
7. What is your favorite back-to-school tradition?
8. How do you plan to organize your studies this year?
9. How do you feel about your new class schedule?
10. Describe your first-day-of-school outfit.
11. What was your favorite Summer memory, and how will it motivate you this school year?
12. What new book would you like to read this school year?
13. What steps will you take to make new friends this year?
14. How can you contribute to making your school a better place this year?
15. Write about your feelings on homework.
16. Describe an ideal field trip.
17. Write about a new subject you wish your school offered.
18. What are you nervous about for this school year?
19. “If you could design your own classroom, what would it look like?
20. What is your favorite school supply?
21. What would be your advice to a new student in your school?
22. Describe a classmate who could become your best friend.
23. What’s your favorite school lunch and why?
24. If you could change one school rule, what would it be?
25. What strategies will you use to handle stress and pressure this school year?
26. Write about your favorite teacher from last year and why they were your favorite.
27. How do you feel about starting a new grade?
28. Describe your morning routine on a school day.
29. What sports or physical activities do you hope to participate in this school year?
30. What does your perfect school day look like?
31. How can you help a classmate who is struggling?
32. What’s the most difficult part of going back to school and why?
33. How do you feel about group projects?
34. Write about a positive change you’d like to make in your study habits.
35. Describe your favorite spot to hang out at school.
36. What’s your favorite thing about your school?
37. How do you plan to balance schoolwork and leisure time?
38. Write about a teacher who made a difference in your life.
39. What is your least favorite subject and how do you plan to tackle it this year?
40. What do you hope to learn this school year?
41. What role does technology play in your learning?
42. How would you like to decorate your locker this year?
43. What strategies will you use to stay focused and avoid distractions?
44. Write about a school event you are looking forward to this year.
45. What does being a good student mean to you?
46. What subjects would you like to explore deeper this school year?
47. What’s your biggest challenge in school and how will you overcome it this year?
48. Write a thank you note to a teacher.
49. How will you stay organized with your assignments and projects?
50. What study techniques work best for you?
51. How do you feel about your new classroom?
52. Write about how you plan to stay healthy during the school year.
53. What new responsibilities do you have this school year?
54. Describe a dream field trip related to a subject you’re studying this year.
55. What is one thing you wish your teachers knew about you?
56. What’s one new thing you want to try this school year?
57. How will you make your mark on the school this year?
58. How can you make your school more welcoming for new students?
59. What are your thoughts on school uniforms?
60. What steps will you take to get good grades this year?
61. How would you describe your school to someone who’s never been there?
62. How can you show respect to your teachers and classmates this year?
63. How will you handle disagreements or conflicts in school?