“Back to school”… those first few weeks of getting adjusted are hard for everyone, but for some students transitions are tougher. Consider what has been difficult in the past and what activities you do at home to prepare your child for a change. Transition from Grade to Grade can be made easier with preparation. Transition planning for the start of a new school year can also be part of an IEP, often in chart form, outlining an annual goal and specific responsibilities of team members and timelines.
- New School Year = Rough Transition for Some
- Back to School
- Beyond Social Promotion and Retention—Five Strategies to Help Students Succeed
- September Thoughts: Reflections on a New School Year
- School Transitions in the Elementary Grades
You might also be interested in our webpage on Retention/Social Promotion