Today is the last day of finals for my freshman. It seems hard to believe that we have gotten through a whole year already. It has been interesting, that is for sure. I have seen a lot of things that amazed me, and others that made me go huh?!? In either case, I am proud of my boy.
As I mentioned before in a post about organizing the end of the school year, there are a few steps that can make it easier. Now that the school year is officially over, there are a few last minute details. These are tips I have found for finishing up the school year on a positive note.
Finishing Up The School Year
- First thing, thank your child’s teacher!! Whether or not your child did well or not so well, it is common courtesy to thank them for all their hard work! They each have 7-8 periods per day with at least 25 students per class. It is a lot! They should be recognized for it. I am not saying you have to go out and spend a fortune. Often a phone call or email will be sufficient, and will go a long way.
- Make sure your child has everything he started the school with. My youngest had a very expensive calculator disappear that he used in math class. They hadn’t needed it for a few weeks, so he didn’t notice it was missing. By checking in with your child, they can check to see if they have their belongings. If they don’t, have them head over to lost-and-found to see if it is there. Or check with their teacher.
- Double check finals schedules. Oldest has what they call “open campus”, which means he comes and goes depending on his finals schedule. Make sure you are aware so that you can provide transportation to and from school if you have to be at work.
- Remind your child to clean out there locker. One last check of a locker may result in finding missing items.
- Plan a special end-of-school date with your kids. They worked hard all year, and deserve a day of celebration. I take that day off, and we head to my work to by a book and a frap. Then we relax at home and play video games the rest of the day. It gives us a chance to chat about the entire school year. Likes, dislikes, and what they are looking forward to next school year.
So these are just a few suggestions for finishing up the school year on a positive note. It may not seem like much, but it really makes the end of the year a lot more satisfactory.