You race out of the driveway and down the road, only to come to a complete stop because of traffic. What seems like hours later, you drop your child off at school with a quick wave and either scramble to get to work on time or speed to the grocery store to start your list of errands for the day. Whew! It’s only nine o’clock in the morning and you’ve already spent a lot of time, energy, and gas performing your daily routine.
Set up your classroom carefully. Purchase color coded bins for different supplies. Have a bookcase set up for all school books. You will also need notebooks to store any paper work, including school work.
Your decision to homeschool you first grader is a great responsibility. Don’t panic. Don’t stress out. Yes, this is an important time in the life of your child, and you may not feel prepared or capable. Relax. Have fun. Your child will learn everything he needs if you enjoy school.
Panic attacks and anxiety attacks go hand in hand. The most common anxiety and panic attacks suffered by children is GAD, which stands for Generalized Anxiety disorder. In children it is usually due to excessive worrying. They may worry about everyday events, and events that will take place sometime in the future. Health may be a worry, performance at school, performance in after school activities, and friendships etc. Often children will worry so much that it interferes with their daily lives and they may find it a problem sleeping which in turn creates other health problems.
As soon as he was clear of the classroom he paused once more, turning ever so slightly as he passed through the doorway. What he found surprised him, for as his eyes scanned the room in search of her, he found she sought him back. He allowed his lips to curl up in the faintest of smiles. She excited him. Her lustrous deep brown eyes made him catch his breath with an anticipation of what it would be like to have those sensual, moist lips press firmly against his. Not that that would ever happen. At least aside from his most intimate of dreams.
Be sure to have the lesson plans complete before school starts. If you are disorganized, your child may have a hard time staying focused. Having the lesson plans done before classes begin will help classes go smoother.
Throw a “first day at school” party. Invite the kids in your neighborhood for a first day at school party. The kids who already experienced going to school can share their stories to your child so he will know what to expect. Decorate the party venue with school posters from a printing company to create a first day at school atmosphere. You can give your guests eco-friendly notebooks and pencils as party favors.