SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) – Students in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee head back to school this week and teachers say parents should help their kids get back into a routine. Teachers say the beginning of the school year is when they get a feel for how their students are going to perform.
"The testing really starts where the teacher gets to really know the students, and they know what each particular student needs," said Matthew Berger, a teacher in Horry County.
While teachers are getting a feel for their new students, experts say parents should also get know what their children need when it comes to school. They recommend parents clear their schedules to be available for students as they adjust to the school year. They say it's a good idea to go over vocabulary words or pick up a book.
"It's very important for parents to continue to read with the children and so they don't lose what they retained from last year," said Angela Adderton, a teacher in Horry County. Adderton, along with many other teachers, say kids need to be getting a good amount of rest to be prepared for the school year.
"So going to sleep early is definitely a good thing, getting a good night's sleep and getting a good breakfast," said Berger.