Last year’s school year has come and gone. As we move forward to the 2017-18 school year, teachers and other staff highlight some former graduates, from preschool to high school. They provide an inspirational pathway to incoming students and parents.
As the lazy, hazy days of summer melt away like a popsicle on the hot pavement, family thoughts turn to the approach of the school year. While many parents eagerly anticipate the return to the structure of the academic year, children may be experiencing a wide array of feelings from excitement to dread. How can we best prepare children to resume the rhythm of their school-year lives?
I still recall as a grade schooler dreading the end of summer. The only bright spot with the coming year? Shopping for school supplies. My favorite part was picking out the 96 count box of Crayola Crayons. With fanciful names like Mountain Meadow, Cerulean Blue, Wisteria, and my favorite, the metallic-specked Copper, I marveled each time at the wide array of blues, greens and yellows.
Looking for some great reads for your kids? Check out the list below, recommended by local libraries and other sources. Be sure to check back, as we will be adding more books each month as the school year progresses!