Here are just a few quick things you can do at home to help your child:
- Ask them what they have learned in school today. Each content should have a specific objective or learning target they are working on. If you see we were learning about fossil fuels ask them what they are, how they apply today, etc.
- We do NOT have science textbooks anymore, Check their science journal. Note taking is extremely important to make sure they have the correct information. Ask them questions from their science journal. What things mean, how they apply to real word scenarios.
- Ask them for the vocabulary words we have started to quiz them on the way to a game or trip-they should have these words highlighted or underlined in their science journals. You should have received a vocabulary packet during parent conference week.
- READ with your child for 20 minutes a day if not more and then ask them what they read. The biggest issue students have on assessments is comprehension of materials and reading carefully of what the question really asks, not what they think it asks.(Reading Nonfiction would be a HUGE help)
- CHECK your child's binder/backpack for any work. I will send home every common assessment for them to review. If there is something your child doesn't understand about why they missed a question, it is THEIR RESPONSIBILITY to bring it back to ask questions.