In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on how to help school-aged kids get back into the swing of things after a long summer break. Several months away from the classroom can create some understandable rust in some kids, and helping re-focus them to their education can be very helpful.
At Summit Academy, we also offer numerous resources to assist our students and parents here, from school calendars to bell schedules, curriculum planning and much more. Now that class has fully restarted, here are some additional ways parents can help out their students as they look to get back into the full swing of the school year.
Ensure Supplies are Stocked
If you have not already done so, be sure to go through your child’s school supplies and ensure that everything is replenished and ready to go. This includes notebooks, pencils, pens, paper, folders and anything else they may need on a regular basis. Many times schools will provide a list of suggested items for parents to buy, so be sure to take advantage of that if possible.
You should also take stock of any items that may need to be replaced, such as a torn backpack or a new lunch box. This will ensure that your child has everything they need to start the year off right.
Help Create a Daily Schedule
One way to ease your child back into the school routine is by helping them create a daily schedule. This can include when they should wake up in the morning, when they should start getting ready for school, when they need to leave for the bus stop and anything else in between.
It is important to be realistic with this schedule and to take into account any potential variables, such as traffic or a longer than usual homework assignment. But by having a general plan in place, it can help your child know what to expect on a daily basis and make the transition back to school that much easier.
Post-School Day Review
Additionally, you should sit down with your child at the end of each day and go over how their day went. This will allow you to see if there are any areas where they may be struggling and can help you address them accordingly.
It can also be a good opportunity to celebrate any successes, no matter how big or small. This will help your child see that their hard work is paying off and will encourage them to continue doing their best.
With the right simple tips and tricks, you can help your child make a seamless transition back into the school year. At Summit Academy, we are here to help in any way we can. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support your student(s) and your entire family!