Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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5 Tips for Transitioning Back To School

Yes, We Rise| 5 Tips for Transitioning Back To School

It is Back To School Time!

For parents this is the best time of the year. For students not so much. There is a lot of transition and change in this season: Getting to the school to see what new teachers have arrived. Making sure they have the right uniform. Going to bed early and back to the routine of homework every day.

This a great time to help your student ease back into the daily routine of school. Here are some tips to keep you and your child from getting overwhelmed with the Back to School Blues.

Tip #1:  Start prepping their reading now

Start preparing them with at least 20 minutes of reading today. Research shows that 20 minutes of reading per day can increase vocabulary skills tremendously.

Tip #2:  Bedtime routines should start early

Start the routine of getting children to bed early before it is time. You will not have the groggy morning saga if you start at least 1-2 weeks before school starts. This will help your student but you as well.

Tip #3:  Don't forget school supplies; shop early and buy lots

Go shopping for supplies early and always get more than what is required. Sometimes kids run out of supplies around November and if you stock up while the sales are occurring now then you will not have to start over in December or January.

Tip#4:  Involved parents make a positive difference for students

Be an involved parent at your child’s school. This does not mean show up every day, this means most times when you build a relationship with a relationship with school and teacher, it can help your child in the long run with things you may not know or that may never make the book bag. It can also help your child get the extra support they need.

Tip #5:  Enjoy the school year

Enjoy the school year. Make sure your child has a great educational experience. Explain to them the importance and make sure their transition from summer to school is an easy one for all.

Until the Next


  1. Melissa Pettigrew JacksonAugust 6, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    I love these tips! I'm a mom and a teacher too and the reading 20 minutes is effective! Even young kids who aren't reading words yet can read using pictures. Thanks for these tips. I've got to go back to the routine too. We've been staying up late and sleeping in.

  2. I know I have thanks for the feedback