Spring is here, and yet there is talk about the end of the school year. With less than two months to go, summer vacation will be upon us. Teachers and children are anxiously waiting for school to end, while parents are anxiously scrambling to plan for what to do with their children for two months at home.
Here are some tips to think about as the school year winds down:
1. Evaluate & Review
Schedule a time to sit down with your child’s teachers to reflect on how the school year went. It’s a great opportunity to evaluate what strategies and approaches worked well so that these can be maintained in the next school year. You may want to schedule this now, because meetings are likely more difficult to arrange in June, especially if you want certain teachers or educational specialists to attend.
2. Plan Retention Activities
Find out if your child’s present and future teacher have any recommendations for activities over the summer that can help maintain and practice skills that will be beneficial for the next school year. This can include skills to increase independence and social skills.