With July almost behind us, the 2019-2020 school year is quickly approaching. In the weeks leading up to this fresh start, there are a few ways to make the transition from a carefree summer back to an 8-3 school schedule as smooth as possible. Here are three handy tips from the Alice Maxwell team to help get you back on track.
The first taste of summer means throwing nicely scheduled timetables out the window. Later nights, sweeter snacks, and less consistent engagement offer freedom and rest during summer break. For the school year, though, bedtimes, curfews, and loosely scheduled activities (especially for younger kids) help with classroom focus and retention. Consistent dinner schedules can also help get your family on track for your school year schedule. Reintroducing these timestamps a few weeks early will help your students feel better prepared and at ease when the first day rolls around.
Shop for Supplies
Whether you got all your school shopping done on Alabama’s annual tax-free holiday, have had it done for weeks, or push it until the day before the bell rings, having your students’ clothes and supplies ready before the school year chaos begins benefits everyone. Of course, getting a head start is always helpful – to decrease stress about finding that specific orange folder or the pair of jeans little Sally has been asking for since summer session started.
Refresh and prepare
Summer work is almost always a bummer, but there’s a reason it’s so common. No matter your students’ age levels, engaging with previous and future work is bound to help them out come August. Whether it’s reading an assigned novel for English, prepping for the ACT or SAT, or competing in a timed math equation race, placing academic challenges in front of your children will undoubtedly benefit them in the year to come. Rather than worrying about playing catch up, your students will be ready for whatever the 2019-2020 school year throws their way!
There are plenty of helpful ways to ensure your family is ready to jump back into the school year grind. Reintroducing routines, preparing supplies, and brushing up on academics are only a few beneficial tips the Alice Maxwell Team hopes will help you and your family finish the summer well and have a fun, productive school year!