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  • Tips For a Smooth Transition to a New School Year

    Posted by Stevens Point Area Public School District on 8/9/2018

    A new school year is an exciting time for most kids. It’s a chance to see friends, to share stories about summer activities and start fresh in a new classroom with new peers and teachers. Many children embrace the new school year, but it can be a source of anxiety for some students.

     

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    Tips for a smooth transition to a new school year

     

    There are many tried-and-true ways to create calm in new environments and activities. Anxiety at the start of the year is no different than anxiety about any new situation. Here is a round-up of tips to help your child get a smooth start to the new year.

     

    1. Visit the school. Walk or ride the route to school to minimize worry about getting there on time and to identify safety issues. Point out crossing guard posts and high-traffic areas. Discuss stranger danger. Try to schedule this tour during a time when the school is open so you can show your child the building.

     

    2. Introduce yourself to your child’s teacher. Meeting her teacher in advance can help reduce fear of the unknown. Be sure to ask how he or she prefers to communicate with parents.

     

    3. Make homework a priority. Help your child develop a daily homework habit by designating a consistent place and time to do school work. Discuss problems with school work with your child’s teacher.

     

    4. Prepare a study area. Creating a school workspace in your home helps your child understand that education is a priority. Be sure to offer praise for good efforts.

     

    5. Take charge of TV time. Limit television time and be aware of what your child is watching. Mature content can be harmful to children, and too much screen time can affect learning.

     

    6. Get everyone to bed on time. Proper rest is essential for academic success and brain development. Transition from summer break by switching sleep schedules to school hours a week before school starts.

     

    7. Make healthy meals. Studies show that balanced nutrition meals contribute to better school performance.

     

    8. Get a checkup. Consider scheduling a physical and eye exam for your child before school starts. Check immunization requirements and be sure to keep copies of updated vaccines for your records.

     

    9. Plan to read with your child every day. Daily reading helps develop literacy skills, sets a great example for children and provides a special time for bonding.

     

    Source: https://blog.ed.gov/2016/08/9-back-to-school-pro-tips/

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