Studies show that parents' involvement in their child's education directly influences the child's academic achievement. However, as a parent, it is often hard to know how to help. This page contains resources to guide you as you try to help your child.
What Does A Teacher Expect?
Teachers, students, and parents share the responsibility of educating a child. Below is a list of some expectations a teacher may have of parents:
- Develop a routine to help your child with homework.
- Visit Skyward Family Access to check on your child's grades and class/homework completion. You can get a username and password from your child's school.
- Ensure that your child is at school and on time. Plan vacations, trips, etc. during days off or after school.
- Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast (or arrives at school in time to eat breakfast) each morning so he/she can be ready to learn.
- Schedule a bedtime so that your child is getting adequate sleep at night.
- Read to or with your child every day if possible. Research shows that reading 20 minutes each day with your child can greatly impact his/her reading ability.
Links: News Story: How reading 20 minutes a day impacts your
Read20: This website has resources to help as you read
with your child.
Tips for Parents
Talk to your child about what is going on at school. Try these conversation starters:
- Tell me about the best part of your day.
- What was the hardest thing you had to do today?
- Did you read anything good today?
- Who did you play with today? What did you do?
- Did you learn something new today? Was something interesting about your day?
- Can you show me something you learned or did today?