Language Arts Newsletter
On the Road to FSA
With love for all you do to support your child,
Tips for FSA
1) Start a Study Group**: Take turns hosting a small gathering of kids to review for upcoming tests. It's a good way to make studying a little more fun for kids, plus parents get a night off when it's not your night! When it is your night, Hot 'N' Ready pizza to the rescue!
2) Stick with a Schedule**: Easier said than done, right? But do try to keep things somewhat consistent so kids know what to expect. Try setting a designated time for homework if your child typically struggles to complete work.
3) Check Edmodo: Teachers send out reminders and schedule-changes via Edmodo. As we get bogged-down grading practice tests, we may not be as quick to check email when we get home as we normally are, so Edmodo is your best friend for staying informed.
4) Fake it 'Til You Make It**: Use positive-framing when discussing tests. Instead of , "You'll get a horrible grade and not make it into college if you don't study this stuff!" try, "You're doing a great job juggling all your classes right now, keep on top of studying so things stay that way!" In other words, don't let them see you shake. If you express confidence in them, they stand a much better chance of sticking with their task and getting the job done.
**Tips provided by my lovely Mom, a former-ESE teacher and all-around awesome woman. I cannot even pretend to fathom the complexities of running a household, as I struggle to walk my dog in a timely manner each day, let alone keep a family on track!