Transition to a new school – It is important to start now!
Wow! Term 3 has come around so fast.
Preparing a child for transition to start school (or new school / new grade) takes thoughtful planning and thinking ahead.
Use lots of visuals such as the “I’m Going To School” booklet. It is individualised for each student and gives specific information about the new environment. Fill it in together with the child. Then go though the completed pages with the child and review it often.
It is important for the child to see what is going to be the SAME and what is going to be DIFFERENT.
Teach peers about what to expect and strategies to use.
- Sitting on a mat
- Listening to others
- Lining up
- How to unwrap lunch from cling wrap, etc
Use some of these visual tools
My Weekly Planner is a fantastic visual tool that can be used for forward planning. One day for each day of the week.
(Download for free and print yourself) My weekly planner -A4
Or purchase a reusable A5 laminated, ring bound book.