Ideas for you to help your child...
The best thing you can do is...
*Help your child study for upcoming tests/quizzes (announced in newsletters). Study Guides are provided for all subjects except for Reading.
*Review with your child all graded work that comes home in the Monday Folder each week.
How to help my child practice multiplication facts at home? Click to open link
o Ensure that your child gets 8-10 hours of sleep each night.
o Read with your child at home.
o Review homework with your child.
o Review graded papers with your child.
o Organize your child’s backpack/binder.
o Help your child prepare for tests at home.
o Get phone numbers of study buddies.
o Ensure that your child eats a healthy breakfast and lunch daily.
o Study math facts with your child daily.
o Set up a positive reward system at home.
o Reward small improvements.
o Put your T.V. on mute. Your child's eyes will follow the words in the captions.
o Assist your child in mastering the Fry Instant Word List.
o Practice your child’s academic vocabulary word list (linked to my webpage).
o Encourage your child to read for at least 30 uninterrupted minutes daily.
o Practice spelling by spreading shaving cream on a table and writing the words in the cream.
o Utilize the links on my resources page.
o Be an example for your child.
o Question your child using question stems.
o Make/use flashcards.
o Practice repeated reading.
o Practice paired reading.
o Practice the UNRAAVEL technique when reading passages.
*Underline the title.
*Now Predict the Passage.
*Run through and number the paragraphs.
*Are you reading the questions?
*Venture (read) through the passage.
*Eliminate any obviously wrong answers.
*Let the questions be answered.