Passionate About the Coastal Bend
and the Moms Who Live Here

The End is Near

Boy and Girl at School

It is already April and that means the dreaded STAAR test. As a former teacher I know that hatred of this test, and testing in general. I think what teachers also hate even more is how hard it is to keep students on track after the testing is over, and I am here, as a mom and teacher, to encourage you parents on how to finish the school year off right!

  • Do not let your kiddos think that the school year is over! They still have homework, books to read and projects to finish- KEEP THEM FOCUSED
  • Study with your kids when they have upcoming tests and quizzes
  • ASK THEM about school!!
  • Get a family calendar and have it where everyone can see it. Put when books, projects, and papers are all due. Be sure to add in the fun events coming up!
  • Do everything you can to keep the normal school year weekly routine. I know sports and other outside events are ramping up but staying in normal routine as much as possible is crucial to keeping the kids focused.
  • Treat your kids’ teachers! Once kids get into middle and high school they have numerous teachers and coaches. It can get very expensive buying something for everyone, but choose a few special teachers. Even a $5 gift card to Starbucks was SUCH a treat for me!
  • Enjoy the end of the year festivities and treat your kids for another successful year in the books!
  • Do EVERYTHING you can to be at the end of the year assemblies. I know, teenagers can be harsh and act like they’re embarrassed by you being front and center taking pictures of them. But I can not tell you how many times I saw students so upset after wards if they didn’t have anyone there cheering them on.
  • Enjoy this time as parents. Without you Teachers could not do their job!


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