Jaiden ended 3rd grade with a bit of a rough patch so we decided to make sure 4th grade was a better year with 8 tips on how to have a successful school year! Jaiden struggled some at the end of 3rd grade and it took some effort for him to bounce back. We didn’t want the same issues as last year so we decided 4th grade would be a better year and to do that we needed to get prepared and organized.
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Starting a new year of school can be over whelming for kids and adults. Having a plan will only make going back to school a little less stressful. Jaiden has his alarms set and gets up at the same time every morning. He relaxes and watches cartoons while he eats his breakfast. Then he heads off to school and when he gets home, he decompresses a bit before starting his homework.
- Starting the school year off organized is one of the best ways to have a successful year. It’s important to start the school year off organized rather than trying to get organized months later as it can become overwhelming. When everything is where it belongs, it can make school work so much easier.
Ask for Help.
- Yes! Ask for help! This was one of my biggest mistakes when I was in grade school. I felt ashamed to ask for help and I shouldn’t have. I thought for some odd reason that I looked dumb when asking for help and now as an adult, I realized it was only hurting me and it’s completely okay to ask for help!
Be Prepared with the Right Supplies.
- Heading into the new school year you want to make sure you are prepared with the right supplies. Not only does having the right supplies but having quality supplies. That may seem silly but you don’t want to purchase a cheap binder, only for it to fall apart a few months into school. I have and always will be a fan of Five Star products. My parents purchased them for me and now I do the same for Jaiden. Their supplies it Guaranteed to last all year and as a mom, that is what I need with a 9-year-old who puts his school supplies through some stuff!
Write it Down.
- Just because you know it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t write it down. I know my niece and nephew’s birthday but I write them down because life happens and we all become forgetful at times. Writing down stuff you think you already know will not hurt you. It’s okay to take a lot of notes. They are great to have and will be useful when it’s time to study.
Get Plenty of Rest.
- Sleep is important. Making sure you have plenty of rest is crucial to have a good day at school and while you may think it’s okay to stay up all night studying for a test your brain needs sleep. All that studying will go to waste if you are half asleep in class because you didn’t give your body and brain the rest it needed!
- Mark your calendars with due dates and set reminders up. Put these reminders on your phone and set these reminders to go off a week and a few days before their due dates. This will help you remember it’s time to make sure that assignment is finished and prepared or time to crack down on the studying for a quiz.
Remember to Play.
- Play? Yes, it is important to play. It doesn’t matter what grade you are in or how old are you. Having play is a way to relieve the stress and relax your body and mind. Kids and adults all need that stress-free play. Play will allow your body to decompress of the stress and your mind to find its center again. This is for school aged children or adults in college. It’s important to find something to take away the stress. It’s important for you to decompress and come back to your work refreshed and less stressed.
Eat a Healthy and Filling Breakfast.
- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Take a moment to sit, have a glass of orange juice and a nice healthy breakfast. Running out of the house with a breakfast bar to sit in classes all day is not a good choice. Feed that brain the good stuff!