As the school year begins, you and your kids may feel excited for the new year. However, as the excitement wears off, school can become a challenge for some families. With a few of these back to school tips, you can stay on top of things and keep the excitement for the entire year.
Make a homework space
Make sure your kids have a place where they can do their homework. Whether this is a spot at the dining room table, a desk, or even in their room. Keep a box with all the supplies they might need—pencils, erasers, crayons, scissors, a calculator, etc.
Have a schedule
To make sure everyone in the family is getting enough sleep, create a schedule with set bedtimes and wake-up times. In addition, you should schedule family meals and after school activities, too, so everyone knows what to expect.
Have some fun
Talk to your kids about what they are learning at school. Try to find ways to incorporate the new things into your lives. For example, if they are learning about fractions, bake with them and let them do all the measuring.
At Olathe Ford, we hope everyone has a great school year. If you need a new back-to-school ride, visit us and check out the great family-friendly Ford models available.
Ford constantly strives to give back to the communities to which it belongs—one reason we’re happy to be a part of the Ford family. Recently, the company sponsored a week of music and celebration for revitalizing downtown Detroit, an area devastated by economic decline over the past decades. This week of music included the second annual Ford Musician Awards.
According to Ford, the week of music included a lineup of singers such as Aretha Franklin and Mitch Ryder, as well as classical music thanks to the League of American Orchestras. The President of Ford’s company fund Jim Vella delivered a speech about the importance of supporting cultural institutions to create stronger communities, culminating in the awarding of $75,000 to five orchestra musicians.
“Detroit’s rich musical history strikes chords with audiences around the world,” said Vella. “We are proud to help bring together a diverse group of music and arts supporters to learn from each other and experience what our region has to offer.”
We at Olathe Ford are proud to be a part of the Ford community. The Ford Fund’s community sponsorships have totaled more than $15 million over the past decade, including a range of music, cultural programs, and events.