Saturday, August 25, 2012

5 Back To School Tips


Ahh, the days of returning to school, kids can get a little panicked when starting school, either
because they are starting in a new school or meeting new friends and it does not 
have to be just a kindergarten student, it can be for all ages.
it is not a very pleasant feeling in their tummies.

Something New: You can help ease their mind by letting them know how this new venture is going to be interesting and that they are going to learn many new things this year. That they will have new books, and new supplies, meet new friends and get to interact with their new teacher.

Schedules: All kids will have a hard time getting back on a schedule, it helps if you get the kids to start going to bed early so they don't drag out of bed when you call them. Getting plenty of rest can help them to deal with the stress of going back to school.

New classroom:  If time permits and the school will allow it, take your kids to the school and browse through the room, get the feeling or where they will be on their first day, this takes some of the mystery and unsettled feeling they might have. If there is time and the teacher is available introduce them to the teacher, this will help in the fear of a new teacher.

Introduce them to the other students:  If you know of the other kids that will be attending your child's class, see if you can get them acquainted so they will know someone to partner up with on their first day.

Shopping with them:  If it is possible take them with you when you shop for their supplies, we know most schools have lists, and you can help them to pick out things they will need, and allow them to be involved in the choices, it will help to motivate them and help them look forward to returning to school.

Try these steps in helping your kids for their first days back to school, it is always a transitional.

And one more thing, when they return home, allow them to tell you about their first day back at school, praise him on how they handled the first day. 


14 comments:

  1. We went to Tee's open house the night before school and I think it made her feel good that everyone was there.

    She also liked participating in her own BTS shopping.

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  2. After spending all summer with us, my granddaughter was so tickles that we came to her open house so she could show us around.

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  3. Jen Boehme
    My neighbor boy is starting 2nd grade, he was crying outside, did NOT want to get on the bus, he would not let go of his dog. I have seen him lately and is doing lots better, I guess those initial leaving home jitters got to him.

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    1. Jen that is so sad when you see this, a heart jerk, glad he is doing better. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I love the beginning of a new school year! Thanks for the tips on starting out positively

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    1. Hi Chelsea, thank you for your comment, I appreciate it.

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  5. Ah, the start of the school year, such a great time for many of us. Some kids ready to go back already the first day of vacation and others dreading the return.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Ellen, My kids were always excited, no hesitation at all. And that was at a time we didnt have to buy all the supplies, just some favorite pencils and maybe erasers and a pencil case, ha not so anymore.

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  6. On the shopping with them point, I so agree. If they can get one notebook or lunchbox that is their choice it really makes them happy. It's also a great time to teach Economy as you can have them help with coupons for the school supplies. Also, a great time to teach Charity, as you can have a great time finding deals and then donating the materials to those in need.

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    1. Thank you Shelley for your comment. It is a good idea to promote economy every chance that there is an opportunity and starting young it the best.

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  7. I agree with you on so many points. I think building excitement and letting them help shops really helps get them prepared for the Back To School mentality. Making sure they get back on their bed time schedules for school is very important.

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    1. Grace thank you for your comment, the kids just need that excitement.

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  8. Good Luck at getting them to go to bed. Thank you. Jerri Davis

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