So yesterday was my first solo landing at another airport. Everything went well, texted my CFI last night. Perhaps I need some improvement. All local airports are left handed patterns. The airport I was going to, the heading I was on was perpendicular to the runway I wanted to land on. Downwind traffic was nearest to me. I overflew the airport at about 1600 ft above elevation, turned 90 left (upwindish), turned 90 left onto crosswind at 100 ft, then continued as normal. My CFI texted "If u enter crosswind u may connect with traffic on takeoff turning crosswind." I get it. It would have been easier as I entered the airspace to not overfly and just enter 45 degrees into the downwind leg but I think I should assess the windsock and traffic before setting up to land. What do you do? What do you teach students to do? If I am going to overfly, how should I do things? Do I just fly >mile out, circle around far out and enter downwind? Graphic is basically what I did.