I am enjoying getting to know your child and you. I greatly enjoy each of the students that I have in class. Thank you for sharing them with me!
Here are some things that you can do to enhance your child's education and help them to become life-long learners:
1. Read together - You read to them. Let them read to you. Take turns reading together. What can we read? Glad you asked. Here's some ideas: newspapers, magazines, textbooks, recipes, let them read children's books to younger siblings, directions, road signs, word searches.....
2. Drill them on facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division). Make a game of it. Do it in the car on the way to school or on a trip. See how many they can get between your house and school, or a certain amount of time or miles. Make up word problems about your daily life. For example, "If we drove 15 miles to Martin and then decided to go to Union City (which is 12 miles farther), how many miles would we drive all together?" Help them know what operation to use (add, subtract, multiply, divide) and then solve the problem.
3. As you do these things, set time limits and encourage them to finish within the time or "compete against the clock". This will help them when it comes time to take timed assessments.
4. Check their homework EVERY night. Each student has a homework folder. This is to be used to write down assignments. It gives you a place to sign or initial that you saw their homework and send me a note. Classwork not fininshed turns into homework. If your finishes the work in class, they should still bring it home to show you the work listed as homework in their folder. The flaps inside the notebook are labeled "papers home" and "papers to school".
Thank you again for the opportunity to teach your child,