Summer Transition Tips

Summer Transition Tips
Posted on 08/26/2019

Dear Families,

We are fast approaching the start of a new school year. This can be a time of excitement for some and cause anxiety for others. At school we are preparing for your child’s successful transition back to school. Families are partners in education and there are several things you can do now to help your child get ready for school.

Here are a few tips from Today’s Parent website to consider:

Get back into your sleep routine. 
Set up a regular bedtime and morning routine to help prepare your child for school. Begin your usual school sleep routine about a week or so before school starts.

Re-establish school routines. 
Have your child practice getting back into the rhythm of their daily school routine. About a week or so before school starts, plan a few outside activities where your child will have to leave and come home around the same time they would if they were in school. This will help them be rested and ready for the big day.

Set up a homework station.
Sit down with your child and together designate a time and place where they can do their homework each day. This can be in the kitchen while you are preparing dinner. Make sure to choose a time where you are available in case your child needs your help.

Turn off the TV and video games.
For a lot of children summertime is filled with endless video games and TV programs. Ease your child into the learning process by turning off the electrics for periods of time and encouraging them to read or play quietly. Board games and various card games are great activities to do with your children as they foster thinking and communication skills.

Get organized.
With school comes a massive amount of paperwork. Designate a spot in your house for homework, permission slips, and any other school-related papers. Enter important school dates on a family calendar. 

Through preparation and organization, you can ensure that your child will have a smooth transition to the start of the new school year. By doing so, you and your child can enjoy the rest of your summer break.

Myself and the amazing staff at General Vanier are looking forward to working with you this year! 

See you soon!

Christina Rathier



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