Six Tips for Making the Most of the End of Summer & Preparing for School to Start


HOUSTON: It’s natural to cherish the summer months; the weather is nice, the days are longer and your child is on vacation. With the season starting to wind down, it is important to seize any opportunity you can to prepare for the return of the school year.

Best in Class Education Center helps K-12 students achieve academic success through personalized educational programs. The company is dedicated to seeking out new learning opportunities for both students and their parents.

Best in Class put together six tips to help you enjoy the end of your summer while still getting back-to-school ready:

A Change of Scenery
Once the school year begins, you may find yourself in a routine that doesn’t allow for much time to travel. Take advantage of the final weeks of summer vacation with a small trip away from home. Spend a weekend exploring a new environment even if it’s as simple as a new park or a museum.

Make a List
Everyone loves a good bucket list. Chances are, there are a few things your child would love to do before school resumes. Rather than just guessing what those might be, take an afternoon to brainstorm a list of possible activities with your child’s input. Then, decide which ideas are the most realistic for your family. It may be extra exciting if you let the winning ideas be a surprise.

Shop the Sales
August is the prime month for back-to-school shopping deals. Take advantage of this opportunity to find the supplies your child needs for the new year. See if your school has provided a list of required materials, and if not, do a little research into what the grade level typically requires.  

Create a Calendar
If you have more than one child, chances are you have multiple schedules to keep track of. With the coming of the school year, it can be a challenge to organize them all. Create a master calendar for your family’s week and be sure to include time for yourself and your spouse. This will make it easier to coordinate who will be taking which child to which event. Color coding can help to streamline this process.

Establish a Sleep Schedule
Bedtime routines tend to become more relaxed in the summer months. With longer days and no early morning commitment for your child, it is easy to fall out of your routine. To prevent a rude awakening the week classes resume, begin easing your child back into school bedtime a few weeks before.

Research Tutors
It’s never too early to begin considering additional learning opportunities for your child. Look into programs in your area for after school homework help now as it may be more challenging to make time for this research once school resumes.

To help your student exceed his or her academics goals, a local resource, Best in Class Education Center, offers a variety of customized, supplemental enrichment courses and tutoring options to ensure your students are equipped with the tools they need this school year.

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