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End of Year Reflections

Monday, May 23, 2016

As the school year comes to a close and summer activities are about to begin, this is a great time to talk with your child about their school year.

As the school year comes to a close and summer activities are about to begin, this is a great time to talk with your child about their school year. In many ways, it seems as if August was so long ago, but in other ways, how are we are already at the end? Here are a few questions that you can use to start a conversation with your child:

What were some of your best memories from this year? At Community School, we have many great experiences during the year. From the Dino Dig, hiking on the Lewis and Clark trail, camping, service learning, plays, productions, Family Groupings, and buddies, Community School students are sure to fill your summer with great stories.

How did you feel successful this school year? Just as we have many great memories from our Community School experiences, we also have many great academic and social successes as well. Some students may have grown significantly in a specific subject area, while others may have improved the quality of their friendships.

What do you want to improve upon for next year? We all have areas that are in need of improvement. Your child’s area could be academic, social or emotional. Write down their goal(s) and check in with them during the next school year to see how they feel like they are doing. You can modify the goal as the year progresses. Make sure to share this with your child’s teacher so we can support your student. 

Most of all enjoy the summer with your child. As we all know, the days seem long, but the years fly by. Be present in each moment, offer love and grace, and see the world through their eyes!