It has been a year colored with worry about physical health, mental health, “falling behind,” and potentially “ruining the kids.” So much worry.
But, wait—look out there just past spring break and a hair beyond Memorial Day—it’s the finish line! We’re almost there!
Review the YearFor example, you may realize that you did quite a bit of learning. Perhaps you find yourself more informed than ever before about your children’s academic prowess and areas of interest. Who knew Johnny was a whiz at geometry? You have also likely learned a thing or two about your children’s learning styles. Sally is a visual learner, while Mary is an auditory learner.
What’s more, you may find yourself significantly more informed about the curriculum being offered at your children’s school. Perhaps the writing program is more robust than you realized. Perhaps you’ve been surprised to see what qualifies as history these days.
Plan Next YearThis is a great time of year to think about next year. Many people have been considering homeschooling. Now’s the time to make those plans. Continuing homeschoolers are likely gathering next year’s curriculum and looking forward to more options for field trips (fingers crossed!).
Lay Down Your WorriesAs the year presses on, start letting go of the worries you may have been holding onto. It’s understandable, of course, but you don’t want to allow it to become a permanent fixture.
Let the increased sunshine entice you and the kids outdoors. Consider whether you can get some fun day trips or outings on the calendar. Plan a simple celebration for the last day of school.