When we are still putting the children's uniforms in the closet and taking out the flip-flops, the swimsuit to put them in the suitcase and head to our vacation destination, the different Autonomous Communities of Spain have already made public what the school calendar for the next academic year 2019/2020.
Every year the school calendar undergoes general variations and changes in the different Autonomous Communities of Spain, since each one has its local festivals, hence many parents eagerly await the publication of said school calendar.
And it is that, calendar in hand, it is necessary to organize and distribute well the vacation days that still remain to be able to face the holidays, bridges or school non-school days that are added to said calendar each year so as not to complicate life later with the happy question of 'what do I do with the little one?'
The most important thing of all is to know the days in which our children will hang up their backpack again and the one in which they will kick off a well-deserved summer. And, here, there are again a few days of difference. If we talk about public schools (the concerted and private ones on the other hand), in nursery and primary education the dates are the following:
- From September 4 to 9: Rioja, Madrid, Murcia and Navarra.
- September 9: Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla La Mancha, Castilla León, Valencian Community, Basque Country.
- September 10: Aragon, Andalusia, Ceuta and Melilla.
- September 11: Balearic Islands, Galicia.
- September 12: Catalonia, Extremadura.
In the case of ESO and Bachillerato, the dates move between September 5 and 6 in Navarra, the first to start, and September 16 in Andalusia or Galicia. The rest will be between those days.
Regarding the completion of the course, it also varies depending on each Autonomous Community, depending on the start date and the holidays and non-school days that have been in between. If you want to consult everything in more detail, here you will findthe school calendar of all the Autonomous Communities of Spain, for the 2019/2020 school year:
School Calendar - academic year 2019/2020
Surely and, as a result of the publication of the 2019/2020 school calendar in Spain, in some family lunch or dinner the question has arisen as to when Carnival or Easter falls this year or, without going so far, if Pilar's day is a holiday or no. Here you have a small diagram with the most relevant dates!
- National holidays
October 12, November 1, December 6, 8 and 25, December 3, January 1, April 10, May 1 and August 15.
- Time change in 2019
As usual, it will take place on the last weekend of October, that is, from Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 and, in this case, what is done is to turn the clock back, so we will sleep one more hour.
- Christmas Holidays 2019
The start of the Christmas holidays will be the same in all the Autonomous Communities, on December 20. What will vary will be the return to the classrooms, which is some places will be on January 7 and, in others, on January 8.
- Carnival 2020
Carnival and Holy Week go hand in hand, and that is the function of when the second is the first will be held. In this way, during the next year, the celebration will begin on February 20 - also known as Lardero Thursday until the 26 of the same month, Ash Wednesday.
- Easter 2020
And finally, we come to a much desired period of time, because it is the pre-summer vacation. Here it will depend on where you live, for example, in all the communities they start on April 4, except in Madrid, which will be April 3, and in the Balearic Islands, Cantabria, Valencian Community, La Rioja, Navarra and the Basque Country, which delayed until Thursday, April 9.
As for the completion of them, as you can guess it is also different. Apunta, April 12 in the communities of Andalusia, Asturias, the Canary Islands and Murcia; April 13 in Castilla la Mancha, Catalonia, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid and the Basque Country; April 14 in Aragon and Castilla y León; April 19 in Cantabria, La Rioja and Navarra; and Monday, April 20 in the Balearic Islands and the Valencian Community.
With the end of the holidays, children, like adults, find it difficult to return to our routine. And nobody wants to return! It is understandable that they do not want to return because school means effort for them (as well as work for us). Therefore, from Guiainfantil.comWe want to give you some tips so that this return to the classroom is successful and without trauma.
- We have to motivate the kids, looking, as the word itself says, reasons that he can find to go to school. It would be good for parents to ask their children about these reasons so that he can answer by taking charge of their situation. For example, one reason might be to see your friends again, meet new people, or discover everything you will learn in the new school year. The objective of this 'game' is to find reasons that can stimulate him, which is the beauty of motivation.
- In the event that the motivation - remember that it is not to encourage but to find why to do things - we will have to resort to the willpower that we all have, including the child.
- What we don't have to do is threaten Or, rather, generate fears about what may come in the coming months. For this reason, days before and, even after starting school, banish phrases such as 'Beware that this course is more difficult', 'I'm careful with ...' Instead, you have to explain what things await you.
- September and, especially the new school year 2019-2020 It is a good month to establish routines, but above all to set goals, ask the child what his goal is and what is his 'challenge' for the next nine months. In this exercise, it is good to set educational objectives, such as passing everything, but so that this is not too vague, what Andrés Paris, educational coach and pedagogue, proposes is to take the list of subjects and set a goal for each one of them so that they are responsible for what they say.
Later, Andrés advises us, you can set some social goals, for example, how many more friends would you like to have, how would you like to be recognized when the course ends ... This information, which we can reflect on paper and save, can serve to review it throughout the course and use it in the event that there may be a mini standard deviation (or not) of the objectives.
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