Productive At-Home Tips
It’s important to think about the importance of a simple conversation about what school work looks like at home! Here are some ways that you can help your child, and yourself, prepare to go back to school.
1. Re-establish school routines
Move bed-time back to an earlier time a few weeks before school starts.
Talk about school in a positive way – point out the fun things about school.
2. Establish Expectations
Arrange transportation to and from school and make sure that your child knows what to expect.
Establish school day schedules (in school and after school expectations).
3. Get organized
Fill out all school paperwork before school starts.
Have the necessary immunization records available for easy reference.
Update school emergency contact and health information.
Get a school calendar and mark down important dates (back to school night, parent teacher conferences and school holidays).
Shop for school supplies early.
4. Create an After School Plan
Talk about any after school programs or sports that your child is involved in, the transportation home, healthy snacks and homework plan.
5. Attend Orientation and Back to School Night
This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher(s) and ask any questions about the year and class expectations.
Be involved in your child’s learning.
6. Prepare for Homework
Discuss a homework routine and set a plan.