Vacations are over. It is time to head back to school. Time to revise lessons, stock up on school supplies, prepare for new classes, and meet old friends. Are you ready to go back to school?
Kids often find it difficult to get back to the school routine. Activities such as waking up early, packing bags, preparing for classes, among many others stress out children. After a long vacation of, children hate to get back to a regimen of daily school chores, exams, and homework.
Get Back to School With a Smile
Getting back to school need not be drudgery. With a little creativity and enthusiasm, you can make children look forward to getting back to school. Here are some tips on how you can encourage your children to get back to school.
Let Kids Participate in Buying School Supplies
The best part about getting back to school is shopping for school supplies. Many retailers offer fabulous discounts on school supplies closer to the school reopening dates. If you plan well, you can buy school supplies at discounted prices. Before you go shopping, make an inventory of things you already have. That way, you eliminate unnecessary expenditure. Allow children to participate in creating the shopping list. You may need to stock up on lunchbox snacks. Make sure that you have enough food choices, so that children have nutritious meals at school.
Have a Back to School Party
One of the best ways to get kids excited about school is to host a back-to-school party. It could be an outdoor theme to mark the end of summer. Or it could be a reunion of your children's friends.
Getting Back to Lessons
A new school year means new lessons. As children move to higher grades, they need to brush up their concepts. Encourage children to resume studies at least a week before school. This will initiate them to new concepts that will be taught at school. Since kids like to impress teachers, preparing for class will ensure that they are in the good books of their teachers.
The Inspiration to Gain Knowledge
Help your child realize the importance of education. At school, not only do you learn theoretical concepts, but also you pick up life skills. Children develop a holistic personality by interacting with peers and teachers.
Inspire children to discover, explore, and learn. Share these motivational back to school quotes, and encourage children to achieve. With a positive attitude, and confidence, you can guide your children to a brighter future.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You send your child to the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys who educate him.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Ralph W. Sockman
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
Martin H. Fischer
All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
Dana Stewart Scott
Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Peter De Vries
We all learn by experience but some of us have to go to summer school.
In elementary school, many a true word is spoken in guess.
Together we have come to realize that for most men the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend school.
Susan B. Anthony
If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.
Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Malcolm S. Forbes
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.
When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
The founding fathers... provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called education. School is where you go between when your parents can't take you and industry can't take you.
You learn something every day if you pay attention.
Donald D. Quinn
If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job.
But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
E. C. McKenzie
Schoolteachers are not fully appreciated by parents until it rains all day Saturday.
A. Whitney Brown
Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.
When I got out of high school they retired my jersey, but it was for hygiene and sanitary reasons.
The only educational aspect of television is that it puts the repairman’s kids through college.
George Bernard Shaw
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.
Edgar W. Howe
If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.
Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so. After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do.
T. H. Huxley
I care not what subject is taught, if only it be taught well.
The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have given his life.
Finley Peter Dunne
It doesn't make much difference what you study, as long as you don't like it.
E. C. McKenzie
Sign on a High School bulletin board in Dallas: Free every Monday through Friday knowledge. Bring your own containers.
The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
I do not know what 'moss' stands for in the proverb, but if it stood for useful knowledge... I gathered more moss by rolling than I ever did at school.
If the school sends out children with a desire for knowledge and some idea of how to acquire and use it, it will have done its work.
Henry Louis Mencken
Sunday School: A prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.
Martin H. Fischer
Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs.
Henry Ward Beecher
Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.
You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.
E. C. McKenzie
Education helps you earn more. But not many schoolteachers can prove it.
Sydney J. Harris
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
I allowed myself to think if I could be doing anything in the world, what would I be doing? And what came to mind is I'd be traveling a little bit, I'd be going to classes and I'd be going back to school.