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Family Tip of the Week: Routines and schedules start the year right

The start of a new school year is exciting. But it means kids and parents will need to make some adjustments.

Here are some ways to get your family back into a good routine for the school year:

  1. Set the rules. Make sure your child knows what you expect now that he is in school. Set a specific time to do homework. Enforce rules for TV watching. Set aside some time each day for reading.
  2. Create a chart for the first few weeks of school— until your routines become habits. Give your child a gold star on days when he does everything without being asked.
  3. Manage correspondence. The start of the school year means a lot of paper going between home and school. Set up a place where your child can put all the paperwork from school. Sign it and put it back in his book bag by the next day.

Keep track of schedules. Post a calendar where everyone will see it. Then have everyone write down their assignments and activities as they are scheduled. This will help you plan ahead. If your child knows a book report is due the day after a soccer game, he’ll see that he needs to finish it early.

Introduction to Growth Mind Set starts 6/13!

This summer our counselor, Martine Cermak and counseling intern, Jade Owen, will be running a group for middle school students current 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Choices.  The group will be an introduction to growth mindset, the concept of changing the way students feel about their mistakes and failures and how to grow and learn from them.  Students will also learn to be more motivated and gain resiliency techniques for bouncing back and overcoming obstacles they face in school and life.  Students will learn about “famous failures” those who have succeeded greatly and are famous, despite their failures.  Sessions will be engaging, include icebreakers, games, lessons, discussions and reflection promoting growth and tools for success.  Sessions will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11am for five weeks beginning Monday 6/13 at Choices Charter School.

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email: summers.jade@gmail.com