I read a teacher blog today with the title above (thanks Edutopia), and thought how fitting it is for our students and parents, not just our staff. May is a super busy time of year in the school, but we also know that it’s a super busy time of year for our families. Spring sports are in full swing, religious ceremonies abound, proms and graduations dominate family time, and yet … there’s still school!
The best thing we can do for our children during this hectic time is to stick with a schedule. Each Sunday night, look at the calendar with your children and talk about the week. Who will be home? Who will pick up? Who will go to soccer? These are all things that cause stress and anxiety in children, even if they don’t vocalize it.
There’s still homework, and our teachers are teaching new skills and concepts for at least another month. Don’t give up on school! Some of the strongest learning opportunities happen at the end of the year – students have mastered the basics and are now solidifying what they’ve learned, and building upon it.
Enjoy the rest of the year – hope to see you at the T.E.S. Celebration of Learning on June 9th!