It seems like last week that kids were celebrating the start of summer. It’s time to begin the transition to a new school year in Lawrenceville, Grayson & Dacula. The following are some helpful tips to help your kids gear up during the last few weeks of summer break:
- Re-establish a bedtime and morning routine. Kids need plenty of sleep to be ready to learn. Gradually move up bed time by 15 minutes over a week or two before the first day to ease the transition. Likewise, start waking them earlier so that the first day isn’t an early morning shock.
- Talk to your children about the first day of school. Address any fears they may have. Be positive. Remind them of their favorite things about school. Reassure them that they are not the only ones who will be nervous on the first-day.
- Include them in school shopping. Get them excited for the big day by having them to choose their school supplies or pick out a new outfit for the first day.
- Attend your school’s open house. This is a great opportunity to reacquaint them with the building, see their new classroom and meet their new teacher.
Savor the final days of summer. Before you know it, Thanksgiving break will be here!