GOING TO SCHOOL - A BIG STEP OR STRESS FOR THE FIRST GRADERS?

Going to school is one of the most beautiful moments in life for both the child and his or her parents. It's a new adventure of learning, socializing and growing up

First-grade attendance and lessons learned have one of the key influences on a child's attitude to learning and education in the future. A positive experience of transitioning from kindergarten to first grade and stress-free schooling gives a greater chance of a successful future child in professional, social and the personal sphere.

This milestone in the life of a child - facilitated by the good cooperation of parents, teachers and educators.

Readiness for school implies that a child has acquired certain skills that will enable him or her to successfully start life in a new environment and with different responsibilities. 

The focus is on communication and language skills, independence, curiosity, emotional and social maturity. 

For children to come to school with a smile, the interaction of parents, teachers and the wider community is needed. All these relevant actors should take into account the developmental and educational needs of the child, in order to enable the child's intellectual, physical, emotional, social, moral and aesthetic development. 

How mature a child is and will be able to enter first grade depends on his role in the family, his lifestyle, how well he was protected, whether he had obligations to the family and to himself. 

The problem is that today we most often have physically as well as intellectually mature children, but they lack the independence, the ability to communicate and collaborate in a group. Parents have high expectations of their children. 

The desire of the parents to be the best, everything to be fast and immediate - in children creates discomfort and rejection from school and obligations. 

Teachers are under constant pressure from parents to teach children to read and write before school, which is why they go to school - because it is the teacher's job to literate with children. 

The job of educators and parents is to work on developing independence and confidence, stimulating imagination and creative problem solving, enhancing motivation for learning, and developing collaboration and communication. 

A school-going child should be made aware that something will change in their life. 

However, sentences like, "Just wait to go to school" or "When you go to school, there is no more play"… scare the children and create aversion to school.

By intimidation, a child cannot love school. She then receives a message that the school is bad and that when she goes to school she will not be able to do what she loves best. It is necessary to be attentive to the child and his or her anxieties, and not to act harshly, rigidly, and force him or her to commit.

An attitude towards a child should be a relationship of respect, trust and understanding. Parents, in front of children, should not talk about the school and the teacher in a negative context. It is good to point out the positives of school life, to encourage the child. The future freshman needs understanding and support in order for him to go to school to be a normal and natural sequence of events, not an emergency and stressful situation in life.

Teachers should do their best to turn the classroom into a workshop and an imagination room rather than a listening room or a listening room. 

Parents are the main contributors to the teacher in pursuing a common goal - to get the child to their best. It is essential that the child at home has a permanent place and time to study. Parent at home and teacher at school - should create the conditions for the child to be the main actor and their own constructor of their knowledge. If the teacher at school and the parent at home do the work instead of the child - they will not be able to develop responsibility for their own success in school learning and overall development.

It should be remembered that play is the best and most natural way to learn both in preschool and early school. In order for the child to satisfy and develop his curiosity, which is huge as a world school, the school should be a place to analyze, think, compare, conclude, propose…

Everything should be in the function and service of the child's development and the formation of functional knowledge, skills, attitudes and values.

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