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Tips for Success in School

Tips for Success in School



The topics in the PowerPoint were shared during the Crawford Central School District's Title I Summer Reading Club 2012 Picnic.

The topics in the PowerPoint were shared during the Crawford Central School District's Title I Summer Reading Club 2012 Picnic.



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    Tips for Success in School Tips for Success in School Presentation Transcript

    • Parent Tips:CCSD Summer Reading Club 2012Guide for Student Success in SchoolSponsored by: Title 1
    • • Parent Involvement • Reading to Infants and• Academic Readiness Toddlers• Social Readiness • Reading to K-3rd• Independence • Reading 4th-6th• Listening and • Reading to all Speaking • Homework• Play • Conferences• Active • Questions to ask my childTopics
    • • You are your child’s first teacher.• Talk, Talk, Talk to your child!!!• Instill a love of learning.• Be a partner with the teachers.• Monitor homework.• Volunteer to be a guest reader, parent helper or PTO member.• Communication is key: Read and respond to newsletters and information sent home.• Plan to attend the Title I Parent Conference – Nov. 7• Know your child’s ThinkCentral Account info.• Create a Parent Portal Account. Parent Involvement
    • • Read to your child daily and ask them about what you read.• Help your child to learn to write their name.• Work with your child on puzzles and games that require counting and problem solving.• Let your child scribble, draw, write, cut and paste.• Sing songs, rhyming and ABC song. Work with letter magnets.• Talk about the sights and sounds of your day.Academic Readiness
    • • Set rules and give consequences for breaking them.• Establish regular mealtime and bedtime routines.• Encourage play and talk with other children.• Encourage your child to consider the feeling of others.• Model and discuss positive ways for your child to express his or her feelings.• Discourage hitting, screaming, and other negative behaviors.• Show your child he/she is loved each day.Social Readiness
    • • Make sure shoes and clothing are easy for children to buckle and fasten on their own.• Let your child get dressed and put shoes on by him or herself.• Start allowing them to do simple chores like picking up toys or helping to set the table.• Let your child work independently on puzzles.Independence
    • • Listening and speaking are the first steps to reading and writing.• Have regular conversations with your child.• Encourage your child to listen when others are speaking.• Answer your child’s questions even if the answer may be “NO!”• Help your child to learn and use new words.• Model the language you want your child to use.• Write notes to your child.• Help your child to write letters to friends and family members.Listening and Speaking
    • • Children need a variety of toys for dress-up, make believe and imitation.• Help your child learn to take turns while playing with others. Try having a night where you play board games.• Give your child opportunities to play with other children their age.Play
    • • Aside from sleeping, children should not be inactive for longer than one hour at a time.• Limit TV and video game playing to no more than 1-2 hours a day.• No TV in their room.• Be active together as a family.Active
    • • Read with expression and different voices for the characters.• Use pictures for vocabulary development to talk with your child about what is known.• Encourage your child to ask questions by modeling a question and possible answer. “I wonder what is going to happen next?” “I think …what do you think?”• Make reading a habit.• Let them choose their own books.• Read stories again and again!!Reading to Infants and Toddlers
    • • Keep reading to your child even though they can read. Choose a book that is too difficult for them to read alone.• Encourage your child to make predictions and connections throughout the story.• Talk about which types of stories your child likes best. Have them explain their reasons for their preference.• Talk about favorite authors and help them find other books by the same author.• Take turns reading the story together. Do not correct small mistakes that don’t change meaning.• Talk about what happens at the beginning, middle, and end.• Have fun! The most important thing you can do is show that you enjoy and value reading!Reading to K-3rd
    • • Take turns reading a book together.• Ask your child to compare the book to another. How are the characters the same…different?• What part of the story did you like best and why?• Did you like the ending? Why or why not?• How does this book compare to others you have read by the same author?• How was the mood created? Through words…pictures?Reading 4th-6th
    • • Set a good example. Read every day at home even if it is not a book.• Make reading fun-a time when you look forward to spending time together.• Access books and other materials from your local library.• Share with your child’s teacher what their favorite type of book is to read.• Ask the school for reading material.Reading to all
    • • Establish a routine.• Provide a quiet, well-lit space.• Encourage, praise, advise, and supervise.• Take breaks.• Check work for accuracy, completeness, and neatness.Homework Dos
    • • Do the work for them.• Allow them to make excuses for incomplete or sloppy work.• Change, criticize, or belittle the teacher’s assignment.• Allow them to skip an assignment because they don’t like it.• Be involved in so many non-school activities that there is no time for homework and play.• Relieve the child of the responsibility of returning the work to school.Homework Don’ts
    • • Start with a positive attitude. How can we work together to help my child achieve?• How can I help my child at home?• Exchange information, the more we know, the better off we are.• Be Specific. Bring with you any work that is of concern.• Take notes.• Support yourself. If you are not confident about communicating, bring someone with you.• Leave with a plan in place to help your child succeed. Conferences
    • • Tell me about the best part of your day.• What was the hardest thing you had to do today?• Did any of your classmates do something funny?• Tell me about the books you read.• Who did you play with? What did you play?• What’s the biggest difference between this year and last year?• What rules are different at school than at home?• Can you show me something you learned or did today?Questions to ask my child
    • • http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listcompreheta.html• http://guest.portaportal.com/flewis2 (Reading)• http://guest.portaportal.com/flewis (Math)• http://www.wordville.com• http://professorgarfield.com• http://www.storyit.com• www.thinkcentral.com• http://www.abcya.com/• www.starfall.com• http://primarygamesarena.com• http://www.readingbear.org/• http://www.theschoolbell.comWeb Sites
    • • Kindergarten • Mrs. Lyn Geiger • Summer Reading Club Coordinator • Mrs. Pam Porter• Grade 1 • Mrs. Stacy Gjovik • Mrs. Jennifer Simpson • Elementary Curriculum • Mrs. Melonie Courson Director • Ms. Danielle Hohmann • Dr. Ann Noonen• Grade 2 • Mrs. Lacey Hogue • Mrs. Phyllis Smith • Mrs. Cindy ZuccaroThank you for sharing yourson/daughter with us this summer!