We have been doing back to school for about 12 years, the novelty has kind of warn off now and we know the drill, we stopped buying the stationery list from the school for Cameron a few years ago, they don’t use half the stuff and no one checks and half way through the year your child will always ask for more glue.
These are things you learn as you go though and we are adjusting to how things get done at high school now but these are a few of the things I know for sure about the first few weeks of back to school.
- Despite checking and rechecking stationery lists, the teachers WILL send you a list of stuff you still need.
- If your child isn’t Grade 1, then extra mural’s will start in the first week. If they are in high school, they may very start the first day back.
- Drop your kids early or late on the first day. New parents will take the better part of the year figuring out how the flow of traffic works in the school parking lot, avoid them as much as you can.
- Don’t try to form a friendship with the teacher in the first week. She is too distracted and there is too much going on. Wait until a little later in the term, chances are if you try to leave too much of an impression in the first week the teacher won’t remember.
- You can cover a mountain of books while you are on your Christmas break, there will be a book (or 5) that will be sent home to cover.
- Don’t buy your child’s uniform too early in the year, particularly the shoes. You may find yourself having to send your child to their first day of school with shoes that are too tight.
- Drop and go. If your child is in Grade 1, take a few photos and then leave. The quicker the teacher has a chance to get her routine in place, the better.
- Double check the time that school will end.
What grades are your kids going to this year? Are you ready?
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