How do you react to your child's Report Card?
It was wonderful to see so many of our families at Parent Conference night! As the school year continues, grades and student achievement become a concern for parents, teachers, and students alike. Whether your student is earning A’s or D’s or some grades in between, how you react to the grades can impact your students’ continued success. If your child works very hard, but his grades are still low, be gentle. If your child is trying hard and still not catching on, he is mostly likely feeling bad about himself and needs your support. If your student is not working up to his ability, you may need to look a bit harder to find out what is going on. Sometimes a lack of motivation can come from frustration at not being able to do the schoolwork. Students will, at times, pretend not to care about grades rather than admit they cannot do the work. Be patient and ask your child questions about how he feels about school. Set up a meeting with the teachers and counselor to find out how to best support your student. If your child is receiving excellent grades, use the opportunity to talk about the rewards of hard work. Ask him to teach you something he has learned.
If your student has low grades in work habits, remember that work habits are often based on getting homework done, coming to class prepared, and using time well. You can help your child by monitoring his homework and making sure he is organized, so that when he returns to school he is able to find his papers and turn them in. You may also help your child by checking his school agenda to ensure he is writing down his assignments and completing all the required homework. Together we will create a positive learning experience for our children!
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CMS Gym is getting a facelift!
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