Planning Ahead for Next School Year

May 12, 2013


Classroom Placements

As the current school year winds down, there are things that can be done to help get next school year off to a good start.  This is the time of year that parent and teacher input into a child’s class placement for September is important.

                     –  is well- structured (clarity of expectations & classroom procedures, organized).

                     – is inclusive – welcoming, supportive, and accepting of ALL children (including those with special

                             needs & learning/behavioral challenges).

                     –  is willing to communicate with and work closely with parents.

                     – will follow through with implementing IEPs, 504 Plans, or other recommended supports

                            and interventions.

                    – motivates students through engaging, active learning experiences/activities.

Transitioning to a New School

During the last couple of months of the school year, parents of children who will be transitioning from elementary to middle school, or middle school to high school should consider the following:

This blog is from:  Rief, Sandra. (2008). The ADD/ADHD Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents & Teachers, 2nd Edition.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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