10 Ways You Can Help Your Children Succeed in School
By: Colorín Colorado (2008)
As a parent, you are your child's first and most important teacher. When parents and families are involved in their children's schools, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school. In fact, many studies show that what the family does is more important to a child's school success than how much money the family makes or how much education the parents have. There are many ways that parents can support their children's learning at home and throughout the school year. Here are some ideas to get you started!
Develop a partnership with your child's teachers and school staff
1. Meet your child's teacher.
2. Get to know who's who at your child's school. There are many people at your child's school who are there to help your child learn, grow socially and emotionally, and navigate the school environment.
3. Attend parent-teacher conferences and keep in touch with your child's teacher. Support your child academically.
4. Find out how your child is doing. Ask the teacher how well your child is doing in class compared to other students.
5. Make sure that your child gets homework done.
6. Help your child prepare for tests. Tests play an important role in determining a student’s grade.
7. Get involved with your child's school.
8. Volunteer at your child's school and/or join your school's parent-teacher group.
9. Ask questions. If something concerns you about your child's learning or behavior, ask the teacher or principal about it and seek their advice.
10. Let the school know your concerns. Is your child doing well in school? Is he or she having trouble learning, behaving, or studying?
Have a great week,
Ms. Nora Sierra
Early Childhood Assistant principal
Grade 1 teacher