General Tips

Elementary Students (Grades K-6)

  • Modeling Reading and writing in any language
  • Finding math and literature in daily routines--at the grocery store, during a car trip, etc.
  • Allowing children to witness you figuring out a challenging problem
  • Listening to your child read and reading to your child daily
  • Assigning a consistent time and place for your child to complete homework
  • Building time in your daily schedule to play with your child

Secondary Students (Grades 7-12)

  • Getting to know your child's counselor and meeting regularly
  • Helping your child learn money management skills
  • Encouraging your child to participate in extracurricular activities
  • Finding time to have dinner together regularly
  • Maintaining open communication and finding balance between being approachable and maintaining your authority as a parent

English Language Arts (ELA)

Kindergarten-Third Grade: content-rich nonfiction fuels young children's interest in the natural world.

 

Fourth-Sixth Grade: Common Core focuses on students ability to read, write and listen carefully to grasp information and ideas based on evidence in the texts. 

 

Seventh-Twelve Grade: Students independently build knowledge through core standards for literacy in history/social studies, science and technical subjects

Mathematics

Kindergarten-Third Grade: Drawings and models help students visualize numbers and recognize spatial concepts.

 

Fourth-Sixth Grade: Common Core allows students to use many different methods to solve a problem and requires them to think critically about how they achieved their answer.

 

Seventh-Twelve Grade: Integrated courses incorporated algebraic and geometric thinking to help all types of learners understand the math concepts.