Tips and Tricks for Kicking Off the School Year Well!


These simple tricks will help your students start their year off right!

At First Baptist School, we believe in developing the "whole" child: mentally, physically, and spiritually. School counselor, Rose Cummings, shares some ways that parents can help their students be more prepared for the school year and develop lifelong healthy skills.


Tips for Kicking Off the School Year Well

  • Get enough sleep

  • Eat a Healthy Breakfast

  • Establish good work habits like writing down assignments

  • Create a designated workspace

  • Limit after school activities

  • Make rules for screen time, snacks, and other things that need parameters in your home

Though these things sound simple, we all know it's not that easy.


Get Enough Sleep

Count the hours for sleep. Decide how many hours you and your child need on a typical night and schedule yours and their bedtime around that. The average middle schooler needs about 9 hours.


Eat a Healthy Breakfast

We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so be sure your child is starting their school day off right with a healthy and energizing breakfast. Many 11 and 12-year-olds can make their own breakfast such as hard boiled eggs, toast, cut-up fruit. Consider making breakfasts Sunday evening that will last you throughout the week.



Practice Good Work Habits