Welcome to the inaugural blog post from Read Write! We are excited to unveil our new website and to share more with our parents and students.

The start of our new blog also marks the start of a new school year—new teachers, classrooms, books, schedules, activities—it can be a hectic time. For many kids, that first day back to school can be intimidating.  What is a kid to do when bombarded with so many new people, environments, and expectations?

Luckily, our students have adults who can help guide them as they tackle the new school year. As a parent, you have the unique opportunity to help shape your child’s outlook by modeling your own attitudes and by having meaningful conversations with them. Here are some topics that you could discuss with your kiddos to get them pumped and ready for the beginning of a new school year!

  • Remind them that new beginnings means new opportunities. That can mean new friends, new favorite teachers, new favorite classes—the possibilities are endless! Each year they get to start fresh.
  • Talk to your kids about how the new school year means they are one year older and one year smarter than they were last year. This means they can learn more challenging material or read harder books! They should take pride in their growth from year to year.
  • Get excited about the start of the school year with your kids by preparing their backpack with the necessary school supplies and laying out clothes for the first day of school! Share the enthusiasm together.
  • Talk about what their goals are for this school year. Does your child want to become a better reader? Better at math? More independent with homework? Make more friends? Be a positive role model? Get involved with a new extracurricular? Talking about goals will help your kids achieve them.

We would love to hear how these conversations go, so if you do discuss any of these talking points with your kids, feel free to let us know! Together we can support and encourage our students as they undertake the challenge of a new school year. As always, thank you for your support!