Cures for First-Day Jitters
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Supply the Supplies
As parents, we want to buy every school supply that's on sale ahead of time. It usually pays to wait until the afternoon of the first day, when teachers have told students what they will need.
Most children up through first or second grade need only a two-pocket portfolio to use as a "take home folder." This portfolio serves as the tool of communication tool between early-childhood educators and home.
Don't forget to label everything your child takes to school. If a certain TV show or movie is all the rage, you can bet that oodles of kids will be toting the same lunch box. Even young children achieve a sense of self-sufficiency when they can go to the cubby or lunch cart and reach for their own things with confidence.
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