If your house is anything like mine, Spring is 27x faster than any other season. It seems like one minute you’re hunting for snow gloves during the morning rush and the next minute the school is sending home an end of the year report.
Even though summer is knocking on your door, it’s worth it to take a minute or two to formally button up the school year. Here’s how:
As a parent you are part-consumer, part-partner, part-cheerleader of the school. You cannot fulfill any of those roles very efficiently if you don’t give the school some feedback on how they are doing.
If you're lucky enough to go to a school where your child creates a portfolio of work or has a capstone project, your job is easy! You can sit down (maybe with a plate of cookies) and see all the great work your child has done. Ask questions like:
Show me the part of which you’re the most proud. Why this part?
What part of this challenged you the most? The least?
If you could do it again, what would you do differently? Why?
What helped you be successful on this part?