Kids are excited to find out who their new classroom teacher is and which of their friends are in the same classroom. Even the students who are not all that fond of school are intrigued with the newness of the first few weeks back in class.
But if you are not careful, the first month back to school could have your kid digging a hole that they have a tough time getting out of. It is best to get in the practice of getting routines set, so the rest of the year runs smoothly.
Here are a few critical tips on how students can hit the ground running once the school year begins.
Provide a Monthly Calendar for the Student
Kids can often forget important events that are happening at school and home. After all, they are no different than us adults! Provide them with a monthly calendar so they can record these events, so they don’t forget. Or, better yet, if they are savvy with technology, create a Google calendar that is visible to both parents and children, so everyone is on the same page.
Establish a Homework Routine
It seems every grade level has at least a little homework almost every day. Establishing a homework schedule can alleviate many arguments that would be bound to come if there was no schedule. Depending upon the age level, it could be 5:30pm to 6pm or something similar. And if they swear they don’t have any homework for the night, have them read a book independently or practice math facts through computer apps.
Stock Up on Healthy Foods
Healthy foods will not only help keep children physically fit, but they can also increase cognitive abilities. According to one recent study, a diet consisting of vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil improves cognitive thinking. Eliminating most junk food will only help your children! Stock your fridge and pantry with healthy foods and leave the overly-processed foods on the supermarket shelf.
Have a Plan in Place
Make an agreement with your children. If this agreement is in place, everyone will know what happens when a child’s grades fall below an acceptable level. If they fall behind in their studies and receive poor grades in certain subjects, a qualified tutor will be hired to help them earn better scores. At iAchieve, we have numerous professional tutors for every subject and grade level. Plus, they can often meet in person or remotely online.
Consider Activities Outside of School
It should never be “all work and no play” for kids. If there are activities they would like to do outside of school, then let them choose something that will get them excited and inspired. They may love to learn karate, sculpting, mechanics, or something else that is not always taught in school. Plus, being around like-minded individuals not always at their age level or in their school usually will broaden their friendships and let them establish beneficial relationships.