Counselor’s Corner

Welcome to all our new families and welcome back to our returning Husky Pups! It has been so good seeing everyone and hearing about their fun summers!!!

Making the transition from summer days to the routine of a school schedule is sometimes difficult.

Go over the new school year with your child, like you are preparing for an adventure, reviewing school policies, bus rules, lunch procedures and look over the school calendar. Anything you can do to let your child know what is expected will help.

Consistent attendance and being on time are very important. Have your child pick out their clothes the night before, place backpacks in a convenient spot and make lunch plans. Hopefully these little tips will help the morning run more smoothly.

Express interest in your child’s curriculum. Encourage further exploration of concepts and integrate learning into everyday activities. For example, you might save your mail and have your child locate the postmarked city/state on the map and learn some facts about that area. You could chart the mileage you drive and figure a weekly total. Make a game of things you both enjoy and build your child’s academic skills at the same time!

Have a special “study or homework place” for your child. Provide a regularly scheduled homework and reading time each day. If there are no assignments to be worked on, use the time to review the day’s lessons and new concepts. Play word or number games, practice new skills to prepare your child for a lifetime of learning.

Encourage your child to set goals for the year. Ask what they would like to be able to do better by winter break, or what they wish to improve. Have a folder of their work to compare beginning levels with current levels. Help your child reach realistic expectations and honest self-evaluations.

I am planning to have a Career Day! Parents sharing what they do with their child’s class will be so much fun and educational! Please call me if you are interested in sharing with us!

This is going to be a great school year!!!

Tracy Hill, M. Ed.
Northern Hills Counselor 726-3603