Although the temperatures are still very hot, it is time to begin thinking about back to school time and getting your children ready for school.
The Chandler Unified School District begins classes on July 26th while other schools begin classes later like the Higley School District begins August 9th and the Gilbert Public Schools begin August 11th. No matter when your child begins school, you want him or her to be ready to succeed! Here are some tips to help your child be ready to begin school and succeed!
– Begin transitioning your child onto a school schedule a week before school begins. It takes some time for your child’s body to adjust to waking up early and going to bed early. Start this process a week before school begins so that your child (and his or her body) has time to adjust.
– Attend a “meet the teacher” event or take your child to the school to show him or her around. Make sure to point out important parts of the school like the restrooms, office, and his or her classroom. Make this an exciting experience and be sure to ask your child if he or she has any questions.
– Make sure to give your child a good breakfast before school and send him or her to school with a snack to help your child get through the day.
– Have an “end of summer/beginning of school” party. The party can be very simple and is for your child to invite his or her friends over (be sure to include friends from school) to play and have fun! Depending on the age of your child you can include swimming, water balloons, arts and crafts and more! This is a great way to let your child and his or her friends let loose before school begins again.
– Celebrate the first day of school with your child. Make sure to send your child to school on a happy and positive note and be ready to celebrate the first day of school when he or she returns home. You can meet your child after school or at the school bus with a fruit smoothie, popsicle, or give him or her a special present.
No matter how much you prepare your child, be ready for a tired child coming home after the first day back to school. But soon the school schedule will be in full swing and summer will be a distant memory.