Trying to ignore the looming reality that the new school year is quickly approaching? As hard as it may be to face, we all have to at some point! Getting ready for back to school is always a challenging transition when you have to say goodbye to the leisurely summer months. But the sooner you can face that reality and start prepping, the easier it will be once the first day arrives. To help make that process easier for you, here are our top 5 ways to prepare for the new school year – for both students and parents.
Start Getting Back Into A Normal Routine
With the fun-filled summer throwing regular routines completely out of whack with late nights at the cottage and running amuck with friends and family, it can be a challenge to get back to normal routines. To make the process smoother, start at least a month prior to the first day of school. This includes bedtime routines, morning routines, making lunches, and having everything prepared the night before so you or the kids can be ready to head out the door when it’s time.
Make A Supplies List
Of course, every new year requires some new supplies. So while you’re soaking in the last few days of fun in the sun, get out your phone or pen and paper to start making a list of the things you need to pick up. This way, once you’re ready to head to the store, you’ll know exactly what you need to get without being distracted. New notebooks and stationery can be super exciting for both you and the kids, so give yourself enough time to prepare.
Cut Back On Social Media and TV Time
It’s also important to curb screen time, such as on social media. This can become a major distraction for both teens and adults during the school year. To prevent it from impacting you or your kids’ academics, start practising some discipline now. There are also plenty of apps available today that can help you maintain self-discipline. Either way, it’s a good habit to get into, so you won’t be constantly distracted from your studies.
Create A Study Space
It’s always helpful to have a study nook at home where you can focus and get work done. So find a spot where you can plunk down, drown out the world and get into the zone when it’s time to study.
Find a Rental
If you plan to attend school away from home, be sure to start your search for accommodations well in advance of the new school year. Rentals can book up very fast as the end of summer approaches, so start as soon as you can to lock in a place near your school.
At CLV Group, we can help you find the perfect apartment or townhome near your new school that suits your needs and budget. Reach out to us today to learn more about our available listings across Ontario and Quebec.