End of the Year Reflections
As this school year is coming to a close, PCS students are reflecting on their year and looking forward to what is to come. As a community, it is important to address the transition to the next grade, refocus on this year’s classroom community, and reinforce the expectation that learning will continue beyond the last day of school. Good endings leave students with feelings of pride in their growth, a strong sense of themselves as capable learners, and excitement about the learning communities they’ll build during the next school year. We spend considerable time preparing for the beginning of the school year. This makes sense, because good beginnings set the tone for the whole year’s learning. It’s equally important, though, to spend time planning for the end of the year. Good endings leave children with feelings of pride in their learning, and that prepares them for another good beginning the following fall.