Scheduling the school year

 

Making a schedule is a starting point for accomplishing your goals in life. Those of you who may be students or have children that are students have some scheduled plans already in place. The school year determines some of our choices. For instance, we are booked during the day with school activities etc. If you are a student, make school a priority since it is what you are doing for certain. Give your best efforts in this aspect. If you are a parent, find out what days are professional devevlopment days for school and also schedule March break.

For your child is not getting high scores, action is necessary in the schedule and also the way in which studying is done. Each day after school schedule 1 hour of home study. If the child has no home work, review the lessons from the day and find out exactly what he or she did at school. Parents reviewing the day’s activities with the students is a way of parent child bonding that is not only helpful for student grades but also for relationship.

I currently do not teach elementary or high school, but I have taught both. Please let me add the importance of you meeting with the teacher at least once during the school year. During those teacher/parent meetings, a strong bond between school and home is reinforced.

Often those brief conversations give the parents much encouragement and sometimes direction. But what if my kids are doing really well? Go anyway. During those conversations ask questions about other aspects of your children that would help you to know leadership strengths or particular traits that would help you to encourage your children int disovering their future employment opportuniities.

Even if you do not know what to say to the teacher – go anyway. Simply state you wanted to meet the teacher and find out what you can do to help your child learn best. Showing up also encourages the teachers that the parents actually do care about their children and also are making an effort to communicate.

During school vacations and days off, try to plan fun activities for and with your kids. I would highly recommend day camp activities as this gives children an opportunity to connect with other children in fun activities. Some day camps also integrate learning experiences in sports, computers, science etc. If possible, plan a fun activity with your child/children during their breaks. It isnt always possible for parents to be with their kids during all of the vacation but even brief parent/child activities build precious memories and add quality to your childrens’ lives.

If your child does sports, get to as many games as you can. If possible, offer to help in any way. The child will always remember your support and encouragement and you will get to know his or her coaches and teammates.

Schedule some one on one with your child or children. They grow up so quickly. Don’t miss the chance to share their lives.

 

 

 

 

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