As teachers, it’s important to start prepping for September a little earlier than most people. Whether you are planning big upgrades to the classroom or are just stocking up on your go-to products, ordering supplies in June is a better way to be ahead of the game and take the stress off preparing for the fall season. Giving your order lots of time to arrive makes it easier and gives you that space and time you need to make all the proper preparations for the upcoming school year.
Are you dreading the thought of those difficult, heartfelt goodbyes? Crafts are just the thing to cheer you up and creating goodbye cards could be a fun and creative solution. Have every child work on their own personal tribute to their friends and classmates, by designing their very own special card. It gives each child a little piece of the school year to remember their friends by. Making each card personal, expressive and colourful is an awesome way to help the kids show off their creative skills – and hopefully make those farewells a little easier.
We know the eagerness and overwhelming excitement that comes when the school year draws to a close. The bursts of energy and desire for socialization looks a little different this year, and it is important to keep those little minds and hands busy. There are different ways to approach the next two months, and it is important to keep a thriving environment and help our kids be the happiest and healthiest they can be. Here are some tips and activities, to share with parents to help make this summer the best one yet.
- It is no secret; kids thrive with structure and routine. Providing kids with a daily schedule has an immense number of benefits – it helps kids create a sense of security in their young life that is constantly changing.
- Staying busy is a huge key to summertime success. Allowing little ones to assist with household chores such as creating grocery lists, gardening, taking care of pets and house cleaning is a fantastic way to keep children engaged this summer, while teaching them about responsibility at the same time. It’s a great way to teach them the importance of taking care of their belongings. (Parent bonus point, who doesn’t love an extra set of hands helping around the house?)
- Setting small and achievable educational goals can also be a fun way to stay learning through the summer months. They can be little things such as reading a book at least once a week, watching an educational math lesson before dinner or doing a science experiment each weekend. Creating quizzes and flashcards with math and science questions with prizes could be a wonderful opportunity to make education fun.
- Setting and scheduling these little goals using a calendar can additionally reinforce organization. At the beginning of each month, label a calendar and set aside some time for learning and fun alike. Throwing in some other enjoyable activities like a family movie night or baking cookies together can help give our summer breakers something to look forward to, each day and upcoming week.
We hope that you have found these ideas on how to prepare for summer and build a productive, fun and creative day-to-day routine helpful, and that you have the best summer 2021 possible – in whatever special way it turns out this year. By the way – don’t forget the sunscreen!