The start of a new school year is always a hectic time, as parents and children readjust to the structured schedule of the school week. Here are a few tips from a hand-full of Pinecrest moms that will hopefully help make the transition from summer to school a bit easier.
Research has shown that most students risk some degree of learning loss in the summer months. But the end of a school year doesn’t have to mean that learning stops. The relatively unstructured days of summer are perfect for family activities and adventures that keep learning fresh and practice necessary developmental skills, all while having fun together.
The Pinecrest virtue for May is Joy. Joy is the mark of a Christian. Our faith is one of hope and joy because Jesus’ life and mission did not end in the pain of the cross and the stone-cold tomb. He conquered sin and death through the glory of his resurrection, giving us a permanent reason for hope and joy, as well as sure proof of his love for us. All of this is a reason to live our life in hope, joy, and charity. Since we have a reason to be joyful in Christ’s resurrection, every circumstance can be an opportunity for good, even the difficult circumstances.