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Good tips. I would also like to add to be sure to have all of the kids supplies purchased for the first day of school. As a teacher, lots of times, I have asked for some special item -- special notebook, scrapbook, etc, for some project we are going to do -- journalling for the year, or something -- and 2 or 3 of the kids won't have gotten the thing yet, and so they don't get off to the start like everybody else. They do it on loose pages or some other type of book, and these things are lost.
Also, some people assume that we don't do much work on the first day or the first week. Wrong. We are back to business right away; pencils, pens, notebooks, crayons, sketchbooks, gluesticks are often all used on the first day, especially in the elementary grades. Primary teachers spend quite a bit of time setting up routines, teaching how to take out and stow away supplies, how to get organized for each subject, and if your child doesn't have the appropriate supplies, it causes confusion and mix-ups.
My students arrive on Wednesday of next week. Always an exciting time!!!! My youngest son graduated in June, so I have no one to buy school supplies for!!!!I am feeling left out!
Louise, Nipawin, SK.
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