Strategies for Supporting Your Child to Finish the School Year Strong


As the end of the school year approaches, parents of elementary school students may be wondering how they can help their children navigate the final stretch successfully. With various activities and assessments on the horizon, it's essential to ensure that students stay motivated and engaged. Here are some tips for parents to support their K-6 students in finishing the school year strong.

  1. Check-In with Your Child: Take the time to have a conversation with your child about how school is going. Ask them about their classes, activities, and any challenges they may be facing. Listen attentively to their responses and offer support and encouragement.

  2. Identify Any Problems: Keep an eye out for any signs that indicate your child may be struggling academically or emotionally. This could include changes in behavior, difficulty completing assignments, or expressing frustration with certain subjects. If you notice any concerns, address them proactively and seek assistance from your child's teacher.

  3. Consult with Your Child's Teacher: Reach out to your child's teacher to discuss their progress and any areas of concern. Teachers can provide valuable insights into your child's academic strengths and weaknesses. Ask for recommendations on how you can support your child's learning at home during the final months of the school year.

  4. Set a Plan in Place: Based on your conversations with your child and their teacher, develop a plan to help your child succeed academically and emotionally. This plan may include establishing a consistent homework routine, setting achievable goals, and creating a positive learning environment at home.

By following these strategies and staying actively involved in your child's education, you can help them finish the school year strong and set them up for continued success in the future. Remember to be patient and supportive, and celebrate your child's progress along the way.

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Mme Michelle is an Instructional Resource Teacher in St. John’s, Newfoundland and is passionate about helping students with diverse needs thrive at school and in the real world. She started French For Life in 2012 with the goal of helping French Immersion students get the support they need to become bilingual, despite academic challenges. Interested in learning more about French For Life virtual or in-person tutoring? Contact 

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