How To Help Your Child Succeed
** Check this website, on a consistent basis. All information about our class is located here. Make sure your child is completing what is required of them by checking the homework page daily. Please also make sure you sign and discuss the tests that are sent home. I will tell you (via the agenda or Class Dojo) when I send tests home, just in case your child "forgets" to show these tests to you.
*Read with your child for at least 30 minutes per day. Research shows that reading does improve school performance.
*Communicate with the teachers! Positive parent-child communication is key. Click on the contact form /mail icon to send me a message, or call me at the school!
*Check your child’s assessment
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*POSITIVE praise for your child WILL go a long way! Remember, mistakes are opportunities for learning. Do not scold your child for getting a poor grade—-teach them how to succeed! Practice makes perfect. Most children just need extra time to learn a school, and time is limited during the school day.
SUCCESS STARTS WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE!
Tips for Completing Homework
Homework is given to students on a daily basis. They should be reading for 30 minutes per night, as well as completing 15-20 minutes of homework per night. I will usually send a math practice page home, and any work that your child has not finished in class. If you should require additional homework, click on the Curriculum tabs for more ideas. There are wonderful math games, language games etc. that can make learning fun! Students that have asked also have a variety of accounts (Read Theory, Khan Academy, Prodigy) that they can practice valuable skills on, based on their own skill levels.
Here are some tips on completing homework that your child will need as they progress in school:
1. A quiet work place (my niece studies at the kitchen table while I cook dinner). This needs to be somewhere free from any distractions.
2. A quiet work time. Make homework time a regular routine in your home: you should try to make this the same every night so that it becomes a part of their routine. Have a basket where children can place their homework in before placing it into their backpacks.
3. Children should eat a small, healthy snack before starting homework— hungry bodies do not lead to healthy minds! Remember to add some protein to each snack!