I LOVED getting to see and meet all of you at our Open House on Thursday. I know this is going to be great year, and I'm excited to start school on August 26th. See you soon!
A new school year can bring a mix of excitement and worries, but there are steps you can take to get your child (and you) ready for this fresh start!
Begin a routine now: The school year comes with new demands on your schedule, and we know that children do best with a schedule and routine. Here are some tips to get ready:
Talk with Your Child: Get to know his or her feelings about the new year. Learn of any fears that he or she might have as well as what he or she is excited about.
A great way for students to prepare for returning to school is through reading! Below are some book suggestions that your child can read to prepare! Reading a book about going to school is a great way to start a conversation about how your child feels about returning to school. Ask them what they are most excited or nervous about the new year, or begin planning your routines for before and after school times! (All books listed below can be found through the public library!)
It's back to School We Go!: First Day Stories from Around the World by Ellen Jackson
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdey
Mr. President Goes to School by Rick Walton
First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Alison McGhee
Junie B., First Grader (At Last!) by Barbara Park
Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown by Paula Danziger
Second Grade Friends by Miriam Cohen
Starring Jules (Third Grade Debut) by Anne Keenan
I was a Third Grade Science Project by Mary Jane Auch
Fourth Grade Rats by Jerry Spinelli
Fifth Grade Flop by Megan Stine
No Talking by Andrew Clements
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