Home > School and Learning > Back to School > Transitions > 10 Ways to Prepare for the End of the School Year

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

10 Ways to Prepare for the End of the School Year

Are you prepared for those last, hectic weeks of school? These 10 tips will help your family through the May and June chaos. Take a deep breath and focus on keeping yourself and your family organized and excited for summer.

Brought to you by the American School Counselor Association

Previous
1 of 11
End of School Year, excited kids on last day of school

Manage Spring Fever


As school winds down, end-of-the-year events — from music recitals to sports banquets — clog the calendar. But the academic year isn't over yet! Making sure your kids finish with their best effort — when their efforts are required in so many different areas — can be quite a challenge.

Stick with the routine
Try your best to stick with your child's regular after-school routine. Set homework rules and check to make sure she's still meeting deadlines. If a progress report says your child's work isn't getting done, make a plan with her to ensure a strong finish.

Address stress
If your child is showing symptoms of end-of-year stress — not eating or sleeping well or being irritable — you may want to talk to him about ways to handle the pressure of juggling too many balls.

Next: Plan Your Child Care

More on: Transitions

highlights

Happy Surfing! 5 Safe Search Engines for Kids
These safe search engines for kids offer pre-screened sites and age-appropriate filters and content, so your child can have the freedom to browse the Internet while you have peace of mind that he's safe online.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

Best School Supplies of 2015
It's time to stock up on the latest and greatest school supplies! Make sure your child has all the trendy accessories and must-have classroom staples he needs.

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks