How to Prepare for Elementary School (As a Parent!)

mom and daughter going to school; text: preparing for elementary school as a first time parent

Sending your children off to elementary school for the first time? Don’t panic- we’ve got the tips you need to help you learn how to prepare for elementary school as a parent to make the start of the school year go as smoothly as possible.

The first day of school is always daunting, no matter how old your kids are. But that FIRST first day of elementary school? Well, that’s a whole other level of stress.

It can be incredibly hard to send your children to elementary school for the first time. There are so many things to buy, prep, and get ready for.

Luckily, we have a LOT of experience in that department. As a Transitional Kindergarten teacher (and mom of two elementary students!) I know exactly what it takes to get through the first weeks of school with as little chaos as possible.

Let’s get started, and I’ll walk you through the whole process of how to prepare for elementary school as a parent.

mom and daughter walking to school; text: preparing for elementary school as a first time parent

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