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Things You Can Do At Home To Help Your Child At School:

Grades 1-2

Read to your child and allow them to read to you
Ask your child about school and take an interest in what they are learning
Make sure they get enough sleep.
Set limits on the amount of television they watch
Make sure they have enough to eat.
Help them develop study skills by setting certain time aside for homework
Make math flash cards and sight word flash cards using index cards

Grades 3-4
Make books special- Turn reading into something special. Take your kids to the library, help them get their own library card, read with them, and buy them books as gifts. Have a favorite place for books in your home or, even better, put books everywhere.

Teach your child some "mind tricks"-Show your child how to summarize a story in a few sentences or how to make predictions about what might happen next. Both strategies help a child comprehend and remember.

"Are we there yet?"-Use the time spent in the car or bus for word play. Talk about how jam means something you put on toast as well as cars stuck in traffic. How many other homonyms can your child think of? When kids are highly familiar with the meaning of a word, they have less difficulty reading it.

 You can do many things at home to show your child that you value education and homework, such as:
• Set a regular time and place for homework and remove distractions
• Provide supplies
• Be interested in what your child is learning
• Check your child’s homework for understanding


Communication with teachers is very important for helping your child with homework. Talk with each of your child's teachers early in the school year. Let teachers know that you want to be kept informed about what goes on at school.  Let your child’s teacher know your preferred method of communication early on in the school year.

 Useful Educational Websites
Math-  http://www.mathplayground.com/
Reading and phonics - http://www.starfall.com/
Educational reinforcement games-
http://www.funbrain.com/
Social Sciences-
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/
Reading-
http://www.scholastic.com/home/
Math/ Science-
http://www.professorgarfield.org/pgf_home.html
Enrichment - http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/partsofspeech/preview.weml