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10 Ways to Prepare for the End of the School Year

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End of School Year, report card

Review Final Report Cards

Your child will soon be bringing home his final report card. Take the time to look closely at each grade and compare his marks to those earned previously. Don't forget to read the teacher's comments for additional clues about your child's progress. If you're having trouble understanding any of the information, contact the school immediately. Remember that teachers only remain in the school building for a few days after school ends.

Ways to respond
When a child brings home a great report card, she deserves to be praised. If your child brings home a less-than-perfect report, it won't help to get visibly upset. Instead, talk to your child about the progress she's made this year. Whether it's As, Ds, or grades in between — find the best way to react to your child's individual situation.

Make time over the summer for learning
There are several ways kids can improve their skills during the summer so they can return to school with added confidence. You may still be able to enroll your child in a summer-school program. Investigate any remedial programs that exist at local colleges. Tutors are another option — you can obtain names of tutors from your school or classroom teachers. You can also call high schools and inquire about volunteer tutor programs. Two other options are to tutor your child yourself or enroll him in a learning center.

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