While your child is counting down the days till the school year ends… (15 more days for high school, 25 for elementary, in case you were wondering), there are a few things you can do before the school year ends, to ensure a smooth start in September:
- End of the year conversation with the Michanech.et: Your last school meeting was probably a month or two ago. It’s worthwhile asking your child’s teacher for a short phone conversation to sum up the year and find out if there are any topics they should work on over the summer. (My opinion on summer schoolwork? Stay tuned for an upcoming post…)
- Make those medical appointments: Has your child been complaining about not seeing the board clearly, but things have been too busy to get to the optometrist? Schedule the appointment soon, over the summer, when time is more flexible, and appointments are often more available. This also goes for any appointment or evaluation you have been putting off during the last few months.
- Strengthening social ties: Is your child going to be in a new class next year? Help them brainstorm how to get to know kids who will be with them next year. Have them go to the movies together or get pizza. If your child is young enough for day camp, see if you can ask for them to be placed with kids who will be in their new class.
Any other suggestions of tasks that can be done now to help start the next school year on the right foot?