New school year preparations are essential to establish in your home. Your home environment should be a priority because it affects how easily students can concentrate and relax. For academic success, the home environment must allow students to focus on their studies but unwind and recharge afterward.
Below, we’ll share three new school year preparations to keep in mind as you transition from summer break to a busy fall. These preparations will ensure you maintain your calm and stress-free days that you enjoyed in the summer well into the fall and holiday seasons.
Essential New School Year Preparations For Easy Transitioning Between Seasons
Designate Study Stations
Consider all the areas and rooms in your home where you can create a study environment or workspace for students by adding a table or desk. Even if you have limited space, the dining area, especially if it has an island, can convert to a homework station after school until dinner time. This works best for young children who need assistance with their assignments.
Even a student’s bedroom can serve as a study station. If the room is large, you can use a divider to create a dedicated study space, with half the space being a desk area and the other half for the sleeping area.
Create Entertainment Spaces
Designate a place where students can mentally relax and recharge for the next day or after a busy school day. For example, having areas in the home that serve as entertainment stations can make it easy for students to separate work from play.
If you have a bonus room like a finished rec room or loft, transform it into an entertainment center with the TV set and game system. Consider installing dim lighting to create that calming theater ambiance. Use an oversized coffee table with a storage shelf to hold board games so you can socialize as a family.
Set Up Quiet Areas and Zones
Have a personal area for your student to unwind and transition to and from schoolwork, such as a small private room or spot in the home or yard where they can be alone to relax and clear their mind. Consider a reading nook. Use a corner of the bedroom, window seat, or oversized chair in your office for the student to curl up with a book or reflect. Add a bookcase or floating shelves, a comfy pillow and throw, and soft lighting for comfort.
The deck or yard are additional areas ideal for quiet zones. If your student loves nature, these areas can be perfect to put the busy day behind. Consider adding a small tent with twinkle lights and blankets for added privacy. You can pack it inside when the weather turns.
Other Necessary Considerations As You Prepare For A New School Year
New school year preparations extend outside the home. Your community can also help prep you for the busy year ahead. Note extracurricular activities, important commuting lines, and routes to get your students to and from school. List specific amenities and attractions, such as grocery stores for lunches and snacks, shopping centers for school supplies and new outfits, and recreation for weekend entertainment and retreat.
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