Tips on How to Transition from Summer to Back to School

August 7, 2014

The beginning of a school year is always a mixture of excitement and fear. One thing is for sure: it is a change for everyone involved, from teachers to students.

And above all, it is a fresh start!

Parents, I know it’s hard not to worry about what your child did or didn’t retain over the summer, but at this point, there’s little you can do. Stop worrying, and take the time to prep for the transition of summer fun to schoolwork. My previous blog “Back to School: Learning Curves” contains tips on how to prepare your child to go back to school.

I am writing this post for all the parents that have kids going through major changes in school, such as entering Kindergarten and are wondering if their child is ready for the schoolwork.

Take a breath!

Learning is a process, and no matter where your child is, there will always be room for improvement.

The most important thing is to start where your child is.

Look at the milestones they have passed; it can help you to understand the progress of your child’s learning. Email me at for one of my favorite assessment pages.

The goal is to build on what they have and use it as a way to fill in the gaps.

Mastery is defined…comprehensive knowledge or skill in a subject or accomplishment.

And if you can’t wait until curriculum night, also known as teachers’ night in some schools, then book some Soundboard Sessions with me, where we tackle the gaps in your child’s learning with real tools and research that are tailored to their learning style.

Soundboard Sessions

We would love to hear how your family transitions from summer back into the school year. Please share your tips and advice by commenting below.


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