Goodness! Summer flew by for a lot of us…even though it was scorching hot outside. Hopefully, you found a great way to cool off and relax a bit before the new year. It’s time, though, to get back at it, so we’ve put together a few great ways to start the new school year off right.
Reflect and Readjust
- Reflect on your last school year. Did you finish as strong as you had hoped? What would you like to accomplish this year? You’re a year older and a year wiser. How does that change the way you want to learn moving forward?
- Slowly start waking up earlier. It’s time to say goodbye to those lazy mornings.
- Put on your game face and get dressed for the day. A lot of you are working from home and starting your day in your PJs may be routine, but try starting your day with a shower and a change of clothes. This helps establish a good working mindset for many.
- Eat a good breakfast; something that will keep you full and energetic until it’s time for a break.
Organize and Plan
Do you have all your curriculum yet? What about the login and password information…have you considered where and how you will save all this information for easy access? Have you established a learning plan with your teacher? Does your plan include any time off for breaks during the fall and holiday seasons?
- Take your pre-test! Your teacher will be able to coordinate this time with you.
- Make sure you have all the necessary curriculum to start school.
- Check your learning plan with your teacher to see if it includes any scheduled times for breaks.
- If you’re in a grade that has required state testing, look ahead to see what to expect this year.
- Keep your teacher’s phone number, email and other contact information handy! They are here for you.
Stick With It!
Chances are you will get stumped from time to time this year. That’s okay. Everyone encounters roadblocks once in a while. Don’t let that keep you from learning. Your mind is a sponge and needs more information to continue to grow.
- If you’re sick and need some time off, plan some other time to make up your coursework. The more time you take off – the harder it is to get restarted!
- If you’re having trouble with a particular subject or problem, ask your teacher for help. In the meantime, you can always plow through all the stuff that’s easy for you!
- If you’re having much more trouble than you think you can handle, don’t be afraid to share your thoughts with your teacher. You can also contact Epic directly and speak with our counselor, Judy Kuczynski. Email her at email@example.com.
There you go! You’re ready to start school. Epic starts September 4th…get pre-tested and you’ll be on your way to a great year. We can’t wait to see you grow and learn more than ever.