Every August, as we prepare to return to school, I talk to parents who report a jumble of emotions, ranging from excitement to apprehension to relief. Even after 14 years of teaching, I still experience this same tumultuous amalgamation and see it in my students.
The school year is over, finally! Long lazy days, kids sleeping in, and thoughts of escaping the heat fill the minds of every parent. Then WHAM! Reality sets in; your child has summer assignments to complete. Oh, the torture! You ask yourself, “Why do we have to do this?” and “How am I going to get my child to complete them?” Well, we have some answers for you.
It is hard to believe that summer is already coming to a close. Those fun, summer days are almost over! Each new school year brings anticipation and hope, but your child may not be showing much enthusiasm about the first day of school. Here are some tips to get your child excited and organized for the big, first day back!