- Encourage you child and express your pride in his or her efforts and accomplishments.
- Make sure your child gets eight or nine hours of sleep each night.
- Keep your child healthy by providing:
- regular medical checkups and booster shots
- a balanced diet
- regular exercise
- clean hair and fresh clothes
- Please notify me of any medical problems.
- Make sure your child has a good attendance record. Missing school means children fall behind in their work. They become anxious and frustrated when they can't keep up.
- Establish a time and place for studying. Give your child a quiet corner to read and do homework.
- Discuss homework assignments and discreetly monitor the child's progress. Offer praise or help when appropriate.
- Your child will regularly bring home completed papers and assignments for you to review. Ask to see these graded papers.
- Read to your child, and encourage him or her to read to you. Let your child see you reading. Remember: the best way to communicate the importance and value of reading is to read. Be a reading role model.
- Be an effective reading tutor by asking your child to find specific details in a passage, paraphrase a paragraph, or describe a character.
- Please stay in touch with me. I am happy to discuss any problems your child is having. Let's talk, and together we can try to find solutions.