Exit Slips: How to Leave School at School, Even When It’s at Home

You’ve probably heard of teachers using exit slips: quick tasks students have to complete before they can leave class. You can adopt that idea for your school-at-home, too.

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Together with your child, make a list of steps to wrap up the school day. Get those devices safely stored away (and set to charge for tomorrow). Submit any offline assignments. Clean up supplies. You know, the works. Make a checklist with all the tasks on slips of paper, and ask your child to complete the list and sign it before transitioning from school to play. It’ll save you from spending 20 minutes negotiating the whole routine with your child every. Single. Day. Plus, it’ll help the whole family mentally transition from school to home, even when they’re technically one and the same.