There are many ways to stay involved and participate in your student's education.
- Talk to your student about what they learned in school each day
- What did you learn today?
- Can you teach me something new?
- What homework do you have today?
- How was school today?
- Share with me what you learned in (Language Arts, Literature, Reading, Writing, Math, History, Social Studies, etc.) today.
- Show me what page you stopped on today and what you are learning about.
- Would you explain this concept to me?
- What is the goal of this section?
- What project are you working on for school?
- Don't accept "Nothing" or "I don't remember" for answers.
- Help your student keep track of homework assignments, project deadlines and upcoming quizzes and tests. Posting a calendar is a good way to keep track.
- Provide a specific place and time to work on school assignments. Reduce distractions such as music, television, noise and clutter.
- When newsletters or other items are sent home with your student, read them together. Place dates of expected items on calendar. Schedule time to read them together.
- Review report cards together. Reward your student for work well done. Encourage your student in areas that need improvement.
- Attend back-to-school nights and other special events.
- Meet your student's teachers and principal.
- Attend parent-teacher conferences.
- Contact your school about visiting during the school day.
Online resources to help your family participate in your student's education:
- Educational Resources Information Center
- School Success Information
- Colorado Department of Education