A new school year is right around the corner, and kids are about to exchange their bathing suits and ice cream for textbooks and backpacks. Each new semester inevitably brings new stresses, but this can also be a time to approach your children’s education with fresh eyes and start on a clean slate. Try the following strategies to start September right and to make the most of the new school year.
● Assess Summer Work: While summer work can feel like a headache during summer fun, it’s meant to make sure students start the new year on the right foot. Sit down with your kids before the first day of class and take stock of what’s due. Not all students start their work in June, so be sure to make this conversation a judgement free zone!
● Revamp the School Wardrobe: While this time of year is usually devoted to getting new school materials, taking a moment to update the wardrobe can be an effective new school strategy. Students can feel empowered and rejuvenated walking into school with some new kicks or a fresh jacket.
● Take a Last Minute Vacation: Some students lose their summer enthusiasm when they realize homework and tests are on the horizon. Ear-mark a weekend in September to head to the beach or another favorite place one more time. This can ease the transition between a lazy summer and a hardworking fall.
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● Set Some Goals: It’s always good for students to take time to reflect and assess their own progress. Make a New Year’s Resolution for the New School Year! Ask your kids about what they want to accomplish this year. Start small! It is all right if students don’t go for the big stuff first. Getting them engaged and thinking is more important!
Preparing for a new school year can be a bit overwhelming, but it can also be a time for students to take more ownership over their learning and to think critically about how they can move forward. They’ve had a full summer to rest and recharge; it’s time to channel that energy into what comes next.
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