Today here are 5 tips to help you get your students started on the right path for the school year.
- Establish your school year routine early. Get mealtimes, playtimes (practice), homework time, and bedtimes on a regular rhythm, so that your days and nights can go smoothly.
- Help your children establish a list system. As they check each item off they will be happy to actually see what they have accomplished.
4. Help your child put school and learning items in the same place so that they will not lose valuable time looking for what they need to get projects and homework done. You don’t have to have a fancy or expensive label maker. Good old fashioned masking tape and markers work well. Or better yet-- have your children design their own labels using construction paper, markers, crayons and whatever you have on hand. They can even color code their supplies if they choose.
5. Starting in 2nd or 3rd grade, make sure each of your children have their own wall calendars-- in addition to a large family calendar. This will help them visualize time and learn how to manage it on their own.