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Advice from School-Age Kids on How to Succeed in Elementary School

by Administrator | August 15, 2017 | Child Development | Kindergarten Readiness

shutterstock_78854017Parents can share a lot of worldly advice to prepare their kiddos for their first year in elementary school, but sometimes the best advice comes from the “big kids” themselves. We asked some of our school-age students to share their best tips for making the most of elementary school – here’s what they had to say:

  1. “Always sit in front of the class because it makes you pay more attention to the teacher.” Anishka, age 10
  2. “Always have fun and participate in everything.” Riley, age 9
  3. “Get all the supplies you need.  Make new friends by being nice to them and never go to sleep in class!” Addisyn, age 8
  4. “You should always follow the rules so that way you can have more fun!” Ellie, age 6
  5. “Make sure you get eight to eleven hours of sleep at night.  Wake up an hour before your school opens so that you have time for a big breakfast so you can have a lot of energy to get through the day.”  Joshua, age 8
  6. “You will have a great school year if you listen well. If you don’t get something right away, don’t give up. Keep trying!” – Isabella, age 10
  7. “Give your teachers an apple. Write your teachers a good note about them and open the door for them.” Rodney, age 9
  8. “Ask somebody to be your friend. Give the teacher an apple. Listen to the teacher. Don’t have a food fight at lunch. When somebody gets hurt take them to the nurse. No saying bad words in class. Don’t make fun of people.” Mariyah, age 8
  9. “Play with friends and learn ABC’s.” Khloei, age 6