Back To School: 6 ways to prepare for the new school year

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The first day of school is right around the corner and now is the perfect time to get students ready for a new year of success. After experiencing summer bliss, hitting the books and getting back into an early morning routine can leave many a little anxious. But you can beat the back-to-school blues with a little preparation.

Here, we’ve pulled together a few tips to help jump-start students’ academic mojo and ensure the transition from summer to school goes smoothly for the entire family.

Make a smooth transition

Been sleeping in all summer? Now’s the time to get students back into the routine of early mornings. Start slowly, setting the alarm earlier until you reach the time you’ll be waking up for the school year. Parents can assist younger kids with this transition.

 

Get the right education tools

From highlighters to USB drives to loose-leaf paper, be sure you have a comprehensive list of all the school supplies and education tools you’ll need for a successful year ahead. As far as tech tools like graphing calculators are concerned, opt for those that are jam-packed with all the latest features.

 

Organize your agenda

Make sure everyone is ready for the busy year ahead. Plan your children’s participation in after-school activities. Then, display relevant items on a calendar where the whole family can see to ensure no one misses a club meeting, rehearsal or team practice.

 

De-stress

The hectic back-to-school season can create tension and stress. Encourage hobbies that help students unwind as the school year gets back into full swing. For beginners of music, check out new tools that can make the learning process fun and easy, such as Casio’s LK-265 keyboard, which features an LCD display that shows both music notation and correct hand positioning.

 

Get healthy

Crowded classrooms are a good place to pick up germs. Keep kids healthy with a daily multivitamin, plenty of fresh fruits and veggies and lots of sleep. Regular exercise is also an immunity booster, so encourage kids to get active.

 

Adapt to new school resources

Families aren’t the only ones getting ready for back to school. Districts are incorporating the latest technology into the classroom, such as digital tools promoting STEM, connected classrooms, virtual reality, and eco-friendly projectors that can be controlled projector from mobile devices. Encourage kids to keep an open mind when trying out new things.

 

Information provided by StatePoint.