It's that time of year again. Kids, parents, and teachers are gearing up for the big day — the first day of school. For a lot of parents, it's just another school year. But for others, it's the very first day of school — like, ever. In a month from now I will be sending my only child to kindergarten for the first time. This is a huge transition, right? So, to ease the burden of uncertainty, I wanted to know what a kindergarten teacher wants parents to know about the first day of school.
It's always helpful to get a teachers perspective, isn't it? I surveyed teachers on (all) of my social media accounts and spoke to a few one-on-one to see what advice they had for us first timers. While a lot of teachers just want us parents to know that our children will be well cared for and treated with respect while at school, there's also some practical things to consider — like planning and preparation. All our success as parents is in the routine, right? What are some things we can do as parents to help make the transition easier for both kids and teachers? Here's what they had to say.