Whilst you have no doubt been enjoying the fruits of the summer, this day is your opportunity to begin planning for the school year ahead. Do you have all the supplies that you need? Is the homework station set up? Now’s the time to be thinking about this stuff.
For many of us, this coming school year will start on a different foot, with the pandemic meaning that there’ll be lots of virtual classes and hybrid learning. Education experts Brainly are tracking the largest school districts across the country to see what some of the most influential leaders in education will decide for their communities this fall. Take a look at the tracker to find out the latest updates.
Whatever your circumstances it’s important to prepare adequately and be organized so that everyone is set up for a successful school year, and that’s why National Back To School Prep Day is here. You’ve got this!
NATIONAL BACK TO SCHOOL PREP DAY ACTIVITIES
Get School Supplies Ready
Find out what’s on your school supply list and any other things you might want to consider purchasing. Special COVID-19 considerations may include facemasks, hand sanitizer, and blue light glasses to protect eyes while learning online.
Create Your Learning Command Center
This is a distraction-free area for your kids to do their homework and online classes whilst being able to stay completely focused. We know how hard it can be to keep kids’ attention on learning, so this is an important area that offers them everything they need such as textbooks, laptops, pens, and paper.
Establish A Routine
You don’t want the first day of school to arrive and find yourself caught unprepared. Start adjusting sleep patterns and creating a morning routine ahead of time, so when that exciting first day arrives both you and your kids are ready and raring to go.
5 INCREDIBLY USEFUL BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCES
Brainly is the world’s largest online learning community with over 15 million monthly users in the U.S. The homework help platform connects students and parents to peers and subject matter experts to help them get unstuck on tough problems and go from questioning to understanding, and beyond. This will be particularly helpful for students with questions that they aren’t sure how to answer; the site essentially acts as the online equivalent of a real-life study group.
Red Laser is a great resource that helps you save time and money on back-to-school shopping. All you have to do is scan the item’s barcode for it to compare online and in-store prices to locate the best deals.
This app is a simple way for students of all ages and levels to make their own ebooks. It’s a particularly useful tool for supporting students and schools that will be partaking in virtual learning due to COVID-19.
Duolingo is a great free resource to help your children with learning the basics of a new language. You could even learn along with them.
Remember The Milk
This website allows you to set up a family calendar that can be synced with Google Calendar. You can outline specific duties and assign tasks with specific time frames. Best of all is that all the family can see it.