Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tips For First Time School Mom

I need help! I am so nervous about this whole school thing and I need tips from BTDT moms and dads. I think I am so nervous because I was homeschooled from the time I was in 6th grade and I had always gone to a Christian school before that. I never rode a bus to school either and Amaya will be riding a bus (for like 2 minutes).

So please tell me things I need to know. What things do I need to talk to her about? What should I do and what shouldn't I do? What if someone asks her over to play and I don't know the family? Anything I should let her know about the bus?

What kind of things do I talk to the teacher about and what kind of things do I just keep my mouth shut about?

She is the messiest child in the world so should I put an extra shirt in her backpack or just not worry about it.

How do you get a child to eat breakfast that doesn't like eating early in the morning?

Please leave me a comment and make me feel more comfortable before this whole thing happens in a week and a half!


Holly said...

Girl, you are the sweetest Mommy.
I had my kids in school for a few years and have been homeschooling for 5 I'm a bit rusty.
Can I ask you why you've decided not to homeschool? I didn't realize you were homeschooled. Just wondering...NOT judging at all!

Tony and Rett said...

As a teacher in a public school (don't throw anything...I see both sides of the homeschooling coin!) I'd say, first of all, relax and trust your gut. You have already been talking to her about appropriate things. I would seriously just encourage her to know she can always share with you...good AND bad! Be sure to ask specific questions when she comes home so that you don't just get a "fine." But, don't overwhelm her with questions. She's pretty articulate, so I wouldn't worry about her expressing her joys, fears, and successes!

P.S. You'll be great, and so will she!