They say it's the most "wonderful" time of the year. Not sure about that, but I think we all can agree it's arguably the BUSIEST time of the year. Lately I seem to have more and more kiddos coming in without iPads, homework, reading logs, etc. Being a parent myself, I know firsthand how challenging it is to keep our families organized.
It is important to understand that 3rd grade is an appropriate time to start passing much of that responsibility on to your child.
I received an email from MY 3rd grade daughter's teacher recently with a "kind reminder" to sign her planner nightly. Oops! So I sat down with her & told her I would accept SOME of the guilt for this oversight (after all, I'm the mom), but I emphasized to her that untimately this was HER responsibility. I would encourage you to have a similar talk with your 3rd grader if you feel it's necessary.
If there is anything you need from me to make these daily responsibilities easier for you, do not hesitate to ask.
Here are some talking points from our week: