Back to School
August is here and for Iowa students, that means it’s time to head back to school. We at Finnin Ford know that the back to school rush can be an exciting yet stressful time for parents, teachers and students alike. However, there are a few ways to eliminate that stress factor, and help with the transition. Take a look at our helpful tips below!
- Get Acquainted
One of the key stressors for students heading back to school is simply the fear of the unknown. What is their new teacher like? Where are their new classrooms? Will they have friends and familiar faces to greet them on the first day? Taking the time to tour the school and classrooms, getting to meet their teachers face-to-face, or even getting their locker set up during summer open house events will all help to set your child’s fears at ease.
- Get Outfitted
Here the old adage of “being prepared” holds true. Embrace the back to school shopping experience and navigate that school supplies list like a pro! Try to make shopping for school supplies a fun and special event. Ensuring your scholar has everything necessary for a successful school year will decidedly set them up for success. Sticking to the essentials will also help to stay on budget.
- Get in a Routine
Every family has their own unique morning and evening routine during the school year, but to help make that first week easier begin establishing those routines a couple weeks ahead of time. Begin enforcing a lights out time, and practice the morning wake-up. Go through the motions of getting up and eating breakfast at what will become the normal time. This will help to make sure that when the time comes, you and your student will be out the door on time and fully prepared on that first day back to school.
Got a student who’s headed off to college this year? Along with those dorm room and classroom essentials, why not outfit your scholar with a new or used vehicle to suit their needs, and get them to and from school safely? New college graduates and those taking 6 credits or more get a $500 rebate from Ford when purchasing a new vehicle, and qualify for special financing through Ford Credit! First time car buyers receive matching cash down (up to $500!) and special financing from Ford.
Stop in to Finnin Ford located 3600 Dodge Street, or visit our inventory online today to ensure you’re back to school ready!