5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help With

July 21, 2014 12:00 PM
5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help With

" Back-to-school time is exciting, nerve-wracking and—not the least of all—rather crazy. But don’t worry: there are steps you can take to make this hectic time easier on both students and teachers. Seasoned instructors share here the essentials that assist them as they guide your child’s transition back to the classroom.

A Backpack Full of Goodies

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“Make sure your students bring all of their supplies on the first day,” recommends Carmen Daubs, a second-grade teacher in Lincoln, Ill. Most schools provide a list of necessary supplies. This might be mailed to you or available for pickup at local stores. If you aren’t sure how to obtain a supply list, call the school office.

“Things like pencils, erasers, glue sticks, dry erase markers and tissues are always on the list. Those items always seem to run out quickly,” elaborates fifth-grade teacher Ashlee Thompsen of Cambridge, Md.

Health and Wellness

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How much of your child’s medical situation you disclose is up to you, but teachers want to you to know that the more information they have, the more they can help your child.

Allergies are a big one to tell the teacher about, particularly food allergies "

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