August 10, 2016
Where has the summer gone??
That's right, traditional school begins next week. (We aren't forgetting year-round students, whom began in July.)
For many kids, this is the beginning of the end. No more late nights. No more late mornings. No more road trips. But, all is not lost for these kids, as they can now be reunited with their best friends and favorite teachers.
Parents would rejoice too, if not for the long list of things to get done before the first day of school. Supplies, routines, bedtime fights. Have no fear parents, because we have a few tips to make the transition back to reality easier.
1. Coffee Mug Scrambled Eggs - You want your child to have a nice warmed meal, but your don't have the time for pans. Spray pam in a coffee cup, and 2 eggs and a splash of milk, scramble with a fork and microwave 45 seconds. Stir again, add a pinch of shredded cheese if desired and microwave again for 45 seconds.
2. Stock Up On Supplies - We all know the dread long list of supplies. However, it still is the best idea to buy extras of quickly used items (i.e. glue, pencils, notebooks). The idea behind this is save extra money while items on sale. While the items cost $10 at the beginning of the year, these same items often triple in price only months later when they need to restocked. Sometimes, it's best to bite the bullet early on.
3. Fretting Over Fractions - Elementary students can sometimes have a hard time grasping fractions, let alone grasping their attention span. The best (and most fun) solution: Legos. These tiny toys come in all shapes in sizes, lending themselves to fractions of quarters, eighths, and thirds.
4. Hello High School - Start school is daunting enough, but starting in a completely different environment can make a student forgetful. Simple solution: take a picture of a class schedule and set it as the lock screen on a phone. At only a glance, a student can remember anything.
5. Take It Easy - With all the hub-bub of a new year, both students and parents can often over-exert themselves. Homework, sports, and volunteering can take a toll. But, always remember to take is slow and take it easy. It will all fall into place.