Summer is in full gear and although we might be busy thinking of vacation trips, outdoor adventures and all the possibilities for some fun under the sun, it’s also a great time to stay ahead of the game and start thinking about the little one’s new school year. Some teachers might have prepared a list of materials for you to get your students ready, but just in case, we created a list for you to consider that will help your children have a successful school year.
Create a conducive learning space at home
Is there a comfy space in your home you can shape into the ultimate learning space? Flexible rooms like a den or loft are ideal, where you can transform the area by adding desks up against the wall, couches for some well-deserved breaks and even a television, so they can use it to stream videos or hang out and relax after classes are over. If your home doesn’t have a dedicated flexible space, get creative. Consider kitchen islands that have plenty of counter space so your students can spread their materials, dining room table, their bedroom – or take homework outside and use the patio. After all, your student’s learning space doesn’t actually have to look like a classroom.
Get your materials ready ahead of time
Your school might have presented you with a guide list of materials they will need, but it’s always better to be prepared. Of course, the essentials are obvious: writing and art supplies, binder with plenty of space if they are taking multiple subjects, sticky notes and clipboards, storage supplies at home to help them stay organized, pens and pencils of every color to coordinate. You also want to act early. A lot of stores will be busy the week before school starts and could be sold out of supplies, so start preparing now and enjoy the last few days of summer before school with your loved ones and not stressing out running from store to store.
Set a schedule before the school year actually starts
Summer schedules and school schedules are vastly different. A few weeks before school starts enjoy some morning activities, like a walk around the neighborhood, a hike, visit to grandmas or anything that will help them get their clocks back to school mode. Also, for parents, you might need to prepare as well. Do your kids eat breakfast at home or at school? If they eat at home, you might have to wake up earlier and get breakfast ready for them. Back to school is an adjustment for everyone, but with a little prep in advance it can be an easy transition for everyone in the family.
Make a move that matters today – not tomorrow
If a new home is in your future, now is a great time to make your move. Lennar offers an array of new home communities across the Nashville area, each boasting their signature Everything’s Included® features. These provide wifi designs with whole-home coverage with no dead spots, so your students can research and get their homework done seamlessly right from home, as well as stream or game for those well-deserved breaks. Select homes also offer flexible bonus rooms that can easily be converted into a study area to create a dedicated space in their home to focus and get school work done. Start your search today at www.Lennar.com/Nashville.