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How to Give Your Kids the Best First Day Back to School

This year there won’t be large group assemblies or hugs at the door, so it’s up to the parents to make the first day of school as special as possible. Whether your kids are creatures of habit or love big changes, the first day of school is a big deal and can lead to nervousness and anxiety. These first-day traditions can help make the day memorable and exciting despite the nerves. 

  1. Group trip to school.
    If within walking distance, organize a neighborhood trip to school so that the kids and parents can collectively head to school. If not within walking distance, and everyone is comfortable, suggest a carpool this year! Pop open the trunk and have coffee for parents and pastries for the kiddos before starting the day. This is a great way to get the kids chatting and excited about all the wonderful adventures ahead.
  2. Insta-worthy backdrop for photos.
    Get a backdrop set up by the front door or outside the garage and gather a few props for a mini photoshoot before school. This will get the kids excited about not only choosing an outfit but waking up in the morning. It’s also an excellent way for the first day to be remembered forever!
  3. Shop outside the lines.
    Give the kids a budget of their own to shop for items that they are excited about. Maybe a favorite pencil case, a colorful binder, magnets for their locker, or pins for their backpack. Whatever it is, if a child has something they feel is an expression of who they are with them every day at school, it makes them all the more comfortable.
  4. Throw a back-to-school party.
    Setting up a party a week in advance or the morning of is a great way to get kids excited about going back to school. This gives them a chance to mingle with their peers and discuss the year ahead. The party could be complex, or as simple as coffee and donuts the morning of school.
  5. Get your kids signed up for new activities at school that they are interested in.
    Sit down and discuss what kinds of things your kids have an interest in at this point in their life. Find out if their school offers extracurriculars in this area. Help them get signed up and prepared. Adding a subject your kids have originated wanting to learn about into their daily schedule is a great way to raise excitement about school.
  6. Special back-to-school breakfast.
    Wake up a bit early and arrange a yummy and nutritious breakfast for the first day of school. Get the whole family together. Discuss the day ahead and what everyone is most excited about before sending them off to school!

Try and enjoy every moment despite the stress. If you have any questions about transitioning to in-person learning, don’t hesitate to reach out to our admissions office. We are looking forward to seeing our students back this Fall! 

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