As Spring arrives and awakens our senses, birds chirp, the first daffodils unfold and small blades of grass emerge from their warm earth beds. We often think of Spring as a time to clean, refresh and begin anew and as we enter the last trimester of the school year, it is a great idea to use this as a time to refresh your child’s school materials, study space and school routine.
The materials your child needs to complete homework and school projects get a lot of use during the year. Pencils dull, crayons break and markers dry up. This is a good time to spend a little time with your child taking stock of these materials and replenish anything not in top shape. Though it may seem like the school year is winding down, in truth most schools hold an Open House in May and display newly created projects at these events.
Is your child’s study space still sacred or has it become a dumping ground for materials, old school work, and sweatshirts? This is a great time to clean things up in the name of Spring Cleaning, and spend an afternoon organizing the space. Let your child reclaim this special study space and once again enjoy a calm work environment.
Often in Spring, the daily routine intensifies with the beginning of baseball, soccer and other after school activities. The beginning of Spring is a perfect opportunity to update your child’s goals and monthly calendar in their How to Have the Best Super-Duper School Year Ever! book. Help your child get ready for the month ahead by creating new goals and filling in all commitments on their April calendar.
Now that you have spent a little time freshening up the things your child needs to complete the school year, you can step back and let your child take over!