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4 Ways to Keep Your Kid Focused for the Rest of the School Year

There's only 50 school days left!

April 13, 2018

By Sheik Meah

As we approach the last 50 days of class, it gets harder and harder for kids to stay focused on their school work. With the weather getting warmer, the days getting longer, and summer vacation just around the corner, it’s going to get more and more difficult for your children to concentrate on school. Here are 5 tips to make sure your kids finish the school year strong:

1)    Keep to Your Routine – As the days get longer, it may be a little more difficult for your children to go to sleep on time and wake up in time to get ready for school. Make sure to keep the same routine going! Keep your dinnertime the same, even if the sun hasn’t gone down yet. Make sure homework is done at the same time every day too! These routines remind our children that it’s not summertime quite yet.

2)    Stay Engaged – Parents, this is a reminder that it’s not summer for us yet either. Stay involved in your student’s education by keeping in contact with their teachers and ensuring your student isn’t falling behind in their schoolwork. At schools like PA Virtual Charter School, parents can log into an account to view their child’s grades, attendance, and even contact a teacher. If your child’s school offers this, take advantage of it!

3)    Embrace the Countdown – We all know your kids are counting down the days until summer begins; why not count down with them? Make a big calendar that counts down the days left until summer break. You can also mark down your plans for the summer, whether it’s summer camp, a trip to the amusement park, anything that reminds your children that fun times are ahead!

4)    Go Outside! – According to the EPA, Americans spend 95% of their lives indoors. Take advantage of the warmer weather this spring! Schedule some family time to go to the playground or take a short hike at a nearby park. Getting your daily dose of Vitamin C is a great way to reward your children for a job well done. It’s also a great way to rejuvenate after a long day of school. You can even designate a day every week to be a “trip” day like PA Virtual does with their students every Friday. 

We hope these tips will help make the last days of the school year a successful one for your family!

If you think it might be time for a school change this fall, check out all that PA Virtual Charter School has to offer. PA Virtual is currently enrolling grades K-12 for next school year and is ready to answer any questions you have about how virtual school works and about the enrollment process.