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Back to School: A First Day to Remember

For some parents, getting back-to-school ready can be somewhat stressful. Rather than letting the stress get to you, make sure you’re ready on the first day of school, and let the rest of the school year be filled with good memories and traditions.

We’ve compiled the following suggestions for getting ready on the first day of school for online and homeschooling families as well as all those in traditional brick-and-mortar schools:


B2S_ImportanceOfFirstDayTraditions The Importance of
First-Day Traditions
B2S_HowToMakeFirstDaySpecial Make the First Day of
Homeschool Special
B2S_EasingAnxiety Coping with Student
Stress and Anxiety
 B2S_aParentsPerspective_FirstDaySchoolNervesA Parent’s Perspective on First Day of School Nerves

Check out all our back-to-school posts with more tips on how to keep it simple this season. Share them with your friends, whether they are online schooling, homeschooling, or attending a brick-and-mortar school, we’re in this together!

Make sure to keep us informed about how your first day, week, and entire school year are going, too. Share your stories with us in the comment section below, comment on our Facebook page, or email us at [email protected] if you’d like to share more of your educational journey in a blog post.

This article was updated August 2015

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Brittany Marklin

Brittany Marklin is a contributing writer for Learning Liftoff and a community manager for K12. She coordinates all K12 student contests and connects with families who pursue online education. She attended George Mason University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, with a minor in tourism and events management. Brittany spent her first five years at K12 on the social media team where she aided with content and strategy for multiple channels, and helped construct K12’s user-generated content site, “What’s Your Story?” When she’s not working, Brittany loves spending time with her husband and daughter in North Carolina.

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