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John Hancock Charter School - Aug. 12, 2022

Practice your morning routine!

Kids thrive on routines because knowing what to expect gives them a sense of security. A morning routine allows children to learn how to take care of their own responsibilities (e.g. get dressed, brush their teeth, etc.) without you bossing them around. The last thing you want to do is getting into an epic power struggle with your kid minutes before you need to leave for school.

Practice makes perfect! Establish the new morning routine at least a few times before school starts to get your child mentally prepared for school and establish healthy habits.

Taken from: https://www.mombrite.com/prepare-your-child-first-day-of-school/

🎒 First Day of School Little Critter Read Aloud Kid's Book

Welcome Back It’s Going To Be A Great Year!

There are so many emotions when coming back to school. Maybe you are relieved and ready for a better routine or not prepared for the school grind. Whatever feeling you are having, the school year is here, so let's make it one that is happy, healthy, and full of good learning. Some ideas that can help you adjust to school smoother can look like:

  • Focus on the positives of what the year will bring and what it can look like

  • Get enough sleep

  • Eat healthy

  • Family Calendar: put up a family calendar to help plan out the week and the month so everyone knows what is happening

  • Meal plan

  • Lay out clothes the night before, know where your shoes, sweater, and coats are

  • Do a backpack check

  • Pack lunches the night before - have your child help pack their lunch

  • What is your family routine after school - snacks, homework, activities, etc…

The most essential item on your to-do list is to foster open communication with your child. Good communication starts with good listening. Good communication with your child's teacher by email, face to face, or texting will help your child's school year be more productive. Listening to your child about their thoughts, feelings, and concerns will help to reduce anxiety. Finally, perfection is not the goal but doing your best.


Sam Grabert

References and Resources

Back to School


Ideas to Naturally Transition Back Into School


Supporting School Transition


Fun reminder to always pull forward

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