Children are you ready? Parent are you ready?
Back to School is just around the corner!!
We have kicked off this time with a wonderful Back to School Supply Giveaway and Journey Kids shared some concerns and excitement they may have for this new school year.
Concerns and Excitements
Excited about going on field trips
Excited about Art Class
Excited and worried about having a new teacher and making new friends
Excited about the food
The majority in this class expressed excitement. There were a few who are scared, nervous.
This transition is crucial in a child’s life and in many situations this will set the tone to a good start. In effort to help us all as parents, ease the anxiety and worry, I have included some resources that hopefully will help us as we transition and adding …….. lots of prayer!!!
Thank you all who registered their students, who volunteered to purchase and bag the supplies and who sponsored and made it possible.
Resources for Parents from Matt Davis (Edutopia).
The First Day of School: From Early Education to Elementary School
How to Help Your Child Transition From Kindergarten to First Grade: Entering elementary school can be intimidating for young children. This article, from the Children's Literacy Initiative, offers some conversation starters and ideas for easing the transition.
Transitioning From Kindergarten to First Grade: It’s Not Always Easy: This tip sheet from the National Association for the Education of Young Children might be brief, but the ideas are useful. Plus, there are helpful links to additional sources for ensuring a smooth kindergarten-to-elementary transition.
Transitioning to Elementary School: Tips and Strategies for Students With Disabilities: MyChildWithoutLimits.org highlights some great transition strategies to help students with special needs succeed in elementary school.
Preparing Your Child for Elementary School: OneToughJob.org produced this blog post; it offers quick tips for helping your child transition into elementary school.
Transitions to School: What Helps Children Succeed?: This post from the American Psychological Association features three strategies that can help students succeed in early learning programs, whether in PreK or elementary school. One of the most insightful suggestions is for teachers to build strong parent partnerships, and there are several ideas for accomplishing that.
Guiding Our Children Through School Transitions: Elementary School: Author Dr. Sharon Sevier provides some helpful tips for parenting your kids to enter elementary school, including at-home ideas and building your child's confidence. This is part of a series for Parent Toolkit, a parent resource center. (There are also guides for parents of students transitioning to middle school, high school, and college.)
Hope you found it helpful!
Bartola is the Children’s Minister and is married to Thomas (TJ) Kuruvilla. They are current foster parents of a wonderful 5 year old boy. They love serving within the church and outside of it as opportunities present themselves. Being an adopted kid herself, Bartola has a heart for missions and grew up as the result of Mission Predisan in Honduras. As a Loving Wife, Mom, and Children’s Minister: she is astonished to see how God’s hand has worked in her life.