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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.
   (Do's and Don'ts of Homework - from thelearningcommunity.us)
- Visit "ParentVue" 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 bed time 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
                               child
              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?