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"Helping Your Child Learn”

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Parent tips from the Utah Education Association

Ready To Learn– First Day

The start of a new school year can be the beginning of a journey toward success when parents, students, and teachers work together. Here are some suggestions for parents who want to help their children learn.

Start talking now about the upcoming school year and the first day of classes. Discuss what to expect on the first day – new clothes, new school supplies, seeing old friends and making new ones, new teachers, and all of the new things they’ll learn. Take note of how you feel about your child going off to school. If you’re anxious, your child might sense your feelings.

If you’re new to the area, make a visit to the school before classes begin. Talk to the teachers and administration. Walk or drive the bus route to familiarize your child with the trip to and from school. The more you both know about your school and how it operates, the more likely it is that your child will have a productive and positive school experience.