Tips to Help Your Child Be Successful in School
Read with your child every night.
Help your child with his/her homework every night.
Do not talk negatively about your child’s teacher or school.
Make sure your child is getting plenty of sleep and is ready for school each day.
Teach your children to be responsible for their actions and their schoolwork.
Stay involved and feel free to contact your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns.
Ask your children about school and encourage them to talk about their day.
Help your child become a better READER.
Ask these questions:
Who is the main character?
What is the setting in the story?
Does the setting change?
What was the problem in the story and how was it solved?
Did the character change during the story? How?
How are you like the main character?
What do you predict will happen next in the story?
Why do you think the author chose this title for the story?
Do you like the title of the story? Why or why not?
Can you think of a different title for the story?
Which character from the story would you choose to be your friend? Why?
Which part of the story was the most exciting? Why?
Did you like the end of the story? Why or why not?
Which parts in the story could really happen? Which parts could not really happen?
How can I help my child with MATH?
Have children point out patterns they find.
Help your child learn math vocabulary.
Give your child story problems to try and solve. Have your child explain how to solve the problem.
Let your child help you cook. Cooking involves a lot of counting and measuring.
Show your child that math is in our everyday lives.
Count your steps as you take a walk.
Count by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s.
Give your child coins to practice counting money.