Keeping Students Engaged at Year's End

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Apr 18, 2018

The end of the school year is in sight, and the countdown to summer vacation is on, but there is still much learning to be done as we wind down the school year. Teachers will be working to keep students engaged in these remaining weeks of school. At home, you can help your child stay engaged with a few simple tips. These tips are also useful during the two weeks of standardized testing.

1) Stick to your routine. Though the days are getting longer, try to maintain your regular schedule for meals, homework, and sleeptime. Consistency at home will let your child know that school is important until the last day of the year.

2) Maintain your enthusiasm about your child's schoolwork. We know you're looking forward to the break, too, but your engagement and excitement about school is infectious. 

3) Spend time outdoors. The sun is shining and the birds are singing. Spending more time outdoors when school is not in session will help your child focus better in school, and do not be surprised if your child's teacher takes his or her class outside. Studies show that spending time outdoors increases concentration.

As we countdown to the last day of the school year, we are counting on our parents to help make it a successful one!