• Strategies for Parents


    1.  Kindergarten students do not have rest time at schoo, therefore they need to have at least 9 hours of sleep at night.
    2.  Students should practice writing their names every night.  It should be neat.
    3.  Practice studying sight word flash cards that have been sent home.
    4.  Students need to know parts of a book.
    5.  Students need to learn to write, count, and make number combinations.

    First Grade

    1.  Read nightly and ask comprehension questions.
    2.  Read together.
    3.  Play educational games.
    4.  Practice sight word lists.
    5.  Discuss real world math problems.
    6.  Discuss your child's day at school.
    7.  Write daily.
    8.  Utilize the local libraries.

    Second Grade
    1.  Check over homework each night and let the teacher know if there are any problems you see at home.
    2.  Attend parent-teacher conferences to discuss your child's progress and any problems that may be occurring at school.
    3.  Have DEAR time at home.  DEAR stands for Drop Everything and Read.  During DEAR time, everyone in the house sits down and reads for some uninterrupted time.
    4.  Make flashcards for spelling, vocabulary, and math to review.
    5.  Talk daily with your child about their school day.
    6.  Discuss your child's day at school.
    7.  Write daily.
    8.  Utilize the local libraries.
    9.  Visit these website for student resources and activities:
                       PBS Kids
                       Math is Fun

    Third Grade
    1.  Fluency for Parents article
    2.  Read with your child daily.
    3.  Review multiplication facts daily.


    Fifth Grade

    1.  With all content areas, make flash cards to help with studying vocabulary.
    2.  Read with your child nightly and ask them Bloom's questions.
    3.  Math-have students use the notes taken in class as a guide for homework.  Incorporate as much of the homework into everyday life.  For example, if they are in a grocery store and the bill is $123.45 you could ask them to give the value of a certain digit.
    4.  Help students to write summaries of topics that they are learning about in school.  They could keep a journal.
    5.  Read a variety of literature:  newspapers, science magazines, etc.