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    1. Snuggle up and read with your child daily.   
    2.  Talk to your child about what he/she is doing in school.  Ask specific questions: What happened in the book you read today?  What did you write about today? How did you spend time with your friends today? 
    3. Help your child to get into the habit of doing homework each evening.  Please do not do the work for your child, but have him/her share what was done so you can check for understanding, you can review to be sure it's his/her best effort, and you can provide help, if needed.  Until it becomes a habit, remind your child to put the completed homework in his/her backpack as soon as it's completed.  Put the backpack and items to go to school by the door. 
     4.  Practice multiplication facts with your child until he/she has quick and accurate responses.  Knowing these facts well will help your child with the higher-level math skills such as work with fractions, percents, and decimals that will be presented this year.
     5. Encourage your child to use his/her allotted screen time to play educational games.  There are several links on my website that your child can explore. 
    6.  Encourage your child to write and to share his/her writing.  Create stories, write to friends and relatives, write why he/she should be permitted to do/get something, etc. 
    7. Know your child's interests and guide him/her towards pursuing knowledge and experience in those interest areas.  You never know where the spark of interest could lead.
    8. Become involved at Easterly Parkway. Get your clearances early so you can volunteer to help in the classroom and to chaperone field trips.  The students and I love when parents are involved with them at school. 
    9. Teach your child to be responsible for his/her words and actions. 
    10. Remind your child that it's ok to make mistakes.  As humans, we all make mistakes, and they can be great learning opportunities.


Last Modified on August 6, 2018