Back to School Time!
Everyone loves summer (except for your exceptionally fluffy Siberian Husky.) The sunset of summer is often bittersweet. Sweet in that the kids are moving to the next grade, learning important skills, getting stronger, and conquering new heights. Bitter in that by moving to the next grade, it means the kids are growing up.
How do you get back in the swing of the school rhythm?
Getting settled into a new school year is all about adjusting to a routine again after summer break. Balancing practice schedules and homework loads with family time and reasonable bedtimes can be a juggling act at the beginning of the year (or maybe all year). Try adjusting bedtimes to find the best fit for your children.
Setting goals for the semester as well as for the whole year can give you a launching point. This is the year to aim for those grades you’ve always wanted to see on the report card. Whether your student is securing that coveted scholarship or celebrating with a well-earned treat, setting goals in advance for what you want out of the year will help everyone be on the same page.
How do you help your student make new friends?
Every year, the class rosters change. If your student’s bestie has a separate schedule or is in a different class, she might be nervous about making new friends! Initiating a friendship by saving someone a seat or sitting with them at lunch is a good place to start. Perhaps if the schedule permits, your student could volunteer for group projects or join school clubs she’s interested in.
How do you adjust to a new teacher?
Adjusting to a new teacher may take a little time for some students. Building a good relationship helps your child feel he can approach the teacher with any needs. If the teacher has been around for a few years, you probably already know their teaching style, but it may help your child to ask for a list of ideas and expectations that you can go over with him/her to provide a boost of confidence in the classroom.
Our theme verse this year is Proverbs 4:23, "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." If we set our hearts on the things of God, everything we do will be to honor Him—whether that’s making new friends, adjusting to new teachers, or setting goals for the new year. We’re so excited to see the halls filled with students again. If there’s any way we can make an adjustment easier for your student, please let us know. We’re praying for an incredible year of success and growth for your student, both academically and spiritually!
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