It can be difficult transitioning from a non-routine agenda to a summer-starting school schedule. Here are a few tips to make things just a little bit easier.
Get Started: There are tons of apps available to keep everyone’s school schedules straight – check out our recommendations
organizing & productivity
backpack–back to school shopping list
google-classroom-easy for learners and instructors to connect
popplet–capture and organize your ideas
khan-academy–you can learn anything
duolingo–learn spanish french and more
seesaw–the learning journal
tellagami–create and share a quick animated video
adobe-spark–video animated videos in minutes
Get Some Sleep: It’s a good idea to start re-establishing a bedtime routine at least a week before school starts. Begin to ease back in by setting kids’ bedtime incrementally earlier, starting with 15 minutes, then 30 minutes, etc., until you reach the targeted bedtime.
Get School Supplies: Most schools provide you with an extensive list of supplies to send with your child on their first day of school. Get them as soon as possible. This will emphasize the fact that school is starting soon.
Get Clothes: This one is important, especially if you have middle-schoolers and high-schoolers who consider fashion a high priority. Take inventory, donate what you can, and hit the back-to-school sales.
Get Safe: Elementary-aged kids need to be reminded about stranger danger, online safety, and always being kind. Middle- and high-schoolers also require guidance to stay safe and responsible in both their online and offline lives.