One can’t do everything at once, but one can do something at once.
The class website is an important tool for students. It allows the student to stay up to date with all happenings in the classroom such as homework, upcoming tests, projects, and special activities. It is important that your child reviews each teacher’s site daily. The teacher’s website is essential for students with executive function issues and have difficulty writing down their assignments or do not remember all or parts of a particular assignment.
The key to preventing the summer slide is to get your child involved in everyday activities that reinforce and utilize the concepts they learned in school. A little work every day on a troubling area will help your student improve and feel more confident when they return to school in the fall. Starting tomorrow we will have lots of great, easy tips you can do to prevent the summer slide.
Did you know that students over the summer often lose some of the knowledge they have learned earlier in the year? One study showed that students can lose about 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in math and can lose 1 month of grade level equivalency for all other subjects. A study showed 66% of teachers have to spend 3-4 weeks re-teaching students old material at the beginning of the school year. 24% of teachers spend at least 5 – 6 weeks re-teaching material from the previous year.
Don’t let the summer slide happen to your child! Learning over the summer is important. The key to making summer learning successful is it has to be fun. If not, your child will not be invested in it. Over the next several weeks Y3K Tutor In Your Home will give you tips to help you prevent the summer slide. Check back tomorrow!
The secrets to success: preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
If you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.
Each assignment, quiz or test grade is important no matter what the weighting.
Some call it “Winter Break”, others call it “Winter Recess”, and others call it “Christmas Vacation”. Hopefully your kids will call it relaxing. Winter break is a great time to keep kids learning in a fun way without it seeming like classwork. Over the next several days we will present you with some of the many ways to keep your child learning while having fun during this long winter vacation. These suggestions may also foster family bonding as well. It all starts tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Bad Report Card? What To Do #9: Don’t Punish
Some students are deathly afraid of punishment for poor report card performance. They can obsess over getting high test scores instead of actually learning the material. Even if your child does not perform as well as you would like on a report card, still try to keep the tone positive. Boost their confidence by offering encouraging words. Show some understanding and let them know that you believe in them. This may lower their stress and allow for better grades.
Bad Report Card? What To Do #7: Put In Perspective
As a parent it is human nature to say, “The grades on last year’s report card were higher. This year’s report card is lower so there must be a problem with my child.” This rationale is not always accurate. Lower grades could be a sign of a major academic adjustment where students can learn to adapt to over time. This is a new school year and the challenges have become greater than last year. The concepts, expectations and demands have increased. Also your student has different teachers with different methods and expectations.