- Shop from the teacher’s supply list
- Sharpen all of the pencils
- Turn in forms on time
- Return to a school bedtime routine
- Prep for lunchtime by practicing how to open items in lunches
- Label all of your child’s things
- Keep reading at home each day
- Remind your kids that you expect their best, but that doesn’t mean perfection. Students learn from mistakes that are made, so bring on the mistakes!
Monthly Archives: August 2022
Praising children is very important whether you are a teacher or a parent. Here are some tips that will help make praise mean more to the child.
- Be Specific. “Good job Johnny” is not specific and can be said to anyone for any reason. “Johnny, I noticed that reading that paragraph was tough, but you took your time and tried your best, nice job.” This is specific enough so that Johnny knows that you mean it and it is real.
- Give praise when you really mean it. This teaches children that you recognize when a task is tough for them. It also helps them value the praise that you give.
- Quality over quantity. Praising too much can cause a child to feel belittled and actually achieve lower. Give specific praise when praise is due instead of meaningless praise often.
Open House is an opportunity for families to come to school and meet teachers for the upcoming school year. It also gives students a chance to see where they will be for the year and can help reduce stress and anxiety. It also gives parents a chance to connect with the school and possibly sign up for ways to become involved throughout the school year. We hope to see you at Open House on Aug. 18.