It’s overwhelming to be a kindergarten rookie. The good news is that kindergarten teachers and Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) are real-life superheroes, standing at the ready to welcome you.
Forgive your children if they aren’t overly pumped about heading back to school. Their free time vanishes, their morning alarm goes off earlier, and the dark cloud known as “homework” rolls back in to their lives. You’re probably feeling a little unsettled yourself, depending on how the return to school is being handled in your region.
This year, our minds are not necessarily on our usual back-to-school shopping lists – they are preoccupied with hand sanitizer, masks and the million questions that we have about this school year.
Now that your child has settled in to a school routine, it’s a good time to talk about setting goals and working toward them. This is a life skill, as there will always be things your child wants to achieve or areas where she needs to improve.
Does your child have a goal for this school year? It may be to get a higher grade in math, read a popular book series independently, or participate more frequently in class discussions. To help get the ball rolling, we’ve got tips and strategies to guide your child through goal setting.
The start of this school year will be all about facing unfamiliar situations and acclimatizing to new routines. Eventually, though, it will be time to learn again.
Sometimes, kids need a little extra help with their schoolwork, and a basic Google search won’t cover it. For subject-specific online help, check out the cost-effective resources below.
Whether your children will be in class, at home, or a mix of both this new school year, it’s likely you will be more involved in their learning than ever before; and those of us parenting kids with learning disabilities (LDs) might be feeling an extra level of concern.
You’ve bought the supplies, filled the backpack, labeled all the things, made the lunch, picked out the outfit, done the hair, and felt the feels. Now, there is one last thing to check off the list before you send them on their way: the first day of school photo.
If you read my article last month about June babies, you know it was a pretty busy month for celebrations in our house. The month of July though, not so much. It’s like the calm after storm. That doesn’t mean there aren’t things to celebrate this month, though! July is filled with fun, festive days like National Ice Cream Day, International Friendship Day, National Cousins Day, and my personal favorite – National Cheesecake Day. (It’s July 30th by the way!) Not only that, but July is also filled with glorious beach days, backyard barbeques, and pool parties! It’s a pretty awesome month with or without birthday celebrations. If you’re welcoming a new baby this month though, you have an extra reason to celebrate! There are so many amazing things about babies born in July. They’re known to be charming and generous and they’re prone to having that sunny disposition since…
During back-to-school season, the air crackles with excitement. New belongings are purchased, labelled, and worn with pride. Lunches are freshly packed, backpacks are eagerly zipped, and photos are happily taken. Kids are greeted by teachers and reunited with friends. Everywhere you turn, there’s a sense of optimism and new beginnings.