Welcome to November
Remember that Parent-Teacher conferences are taking place this week. We are having conferences one week earlier than Vickery is due to parent feedback that the scheduling conflicts make it challenging. Please let us know if this works better for you. Remember that our allied arts and special ed teachers are available to meet with you also during this time. Conferences are Nov. 6 & 7 from 3 - 7pm.
Remember that Nov. 6 is a half day. Students are dismissed at 11:30.
No School Veteran's Day:
Remember that it is a Holiday on Monday, Nov. 11. There will be no school.
Ask your middle schooler to teach you some school lessons
When kids reach middle school, their homework gets more difficult--and parents aren't always sure how to help. One good way to help is to ask your child to teach you what she is learning.
Have her show you how she works a math problem. Ask her to demonstrate a science fact. Inquire about history. Ask her to summarize the plot of the book she is reading in English class. Or get her to relate the meanings of new words.
Each time your middle schooler shares new knowledge, two things happen:
Reprinted with permission from the November 2013 issue of Parents Still make the difference!® (Middle School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2013 The Parent Institute®, a division of NIS, Inc.
- She gets more excited about learning. A parent's interest in homework increases children's interest in it.
- She learns more. The more a child demonstrates important information, the more likely it is that she will remember it.