Summer is here, and students of all ages are starting the countdown to the end of classes.
While summer break is a healthy time for children to reset, it also represents a long stretch of time away from the classroom. Many parents want to be pro-active leading up to and during the holidays to ensure a smooth transition to the next grade level in September.
Before the school year ends is the perfect time to schedule a chat with your child’s teacher about academic and social progress. The ideal outcome is to provide direction on where to focus student efforts for the remaining months.
The Teachers on Call team has put together these 8 questions as a starting point to kick off the conversation:
Depending on the outcome of the discussion, families may seek out academic support in different ways. Recommendations can range from parents working directly with students, professional tutoring, summer enrichment programs, and visits to the library.
The benefit is that you will have a clear academic picture if your child needs extra support in advance of the final report card (with no surprises). Equipped with this knowledge, you can proactively plan how you’ll incorporate learning into the summer holiday.
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