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School Visits and Parent-Teacher Conferences

Ideas for Supporting Your Child's Achievement in School

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Meet the Teacher Day

Your first visit of the year is usually the day before school starts when your child finds out who his teacher is, and which of his friends are in his room this year! We make this a fun day to get into the excitement of starting back to school. Parents get a chance to meet the teacher and see the classroom where the child we’ll be spending his days. Take time to look at your child’s textbooks; the teacher might let you take them home. Familiarize yourself with the material your child will be learning to prepare your home enrichment ideas.

Make the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences

This is your opportunity to ask questions and voice any concerns you have about your child. Before you go, think of two or three issues that you want to discuss with the teacher. Take a notepad to the conference so that you can jot down important information the teacher gives you about your child’s test scores, homework, class participation and attitude, social adjustment, and curriculum. Ask the teacher how you can help your child achieve the goals for your child’s grade level. Be sure to remember the positive things the teacher says about your child to report to her when you get home!

Most teachers have an email account these days. If your child’s teacher is into technology, give her your email address and ask her to contact you when there is a problem or if she just wants to let you know something about your child. Ask her if you may also contact her by email when you have questions about your child at school.

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