How can you get kids motivated for a new school year? It’s not just a new backpack, notebooks, and pens.
Rearrange closets and come up with a new system to get ready in the morning.
Plan school lunches in advance.
Get involved and attend back to school activities - definitely meet the teachers if possible.
Set out clear expectations for grades, homework, and assignments.
Set a daily schedule.
Use a planner - online or on paper.
Get a whiteboard and map out the day’s activities.
Create a “homework station”.
Create a small library of new grade appropriate books - donate old books to a shelter.
Communicate daily with affirmations.