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Family Involvement Ideas

Top 10 Questions to Ask at a Parent-Teacher Conference

1. What are my child’s strength’s and weaknesses?

2. What is my child’s learning style?

3. Do you keep samples of my child’s work in a folder/portfolio?

4. How do you assess my child’s progress?

5. How does my child interact with other children?

6. What can we do at home to sup-port classroom learning?

7. Are my child’s assignments com-pleted on time and accurately?

8. What is my child’s behavior like in the classroom?

9. What books has my child read this year? Do you have a book list for his/her age & ability level?

10. What is the best way to contact you?

Homework Tips for Parents

1. Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do homework.

2. Make sure the materials your child needs, such as paper, pen-cils and a dictionary, are avail-able.

3. Help your child with time man-agement.

4. Be positive about homework.

5. When your child asks for help, provide guidance, not answers.

6. When the teacher asks that you play a role in homework, do it.

7. If homework is meant to be done by your child alone, check the work once completed.

8. Help your child figure out what is hard homework and what is easy homework.

9. Watch your child for signs of failure and frustration.

10. Reward progress in homework.


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