Behavior Expectations: Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be Responsible
Social Skill of the Week: Morning Procedures 1. Enter class using inside voice 2. Get out materials needed for class 3. Complete morning exercises 4. Wait quietly for class to begin.
Progress Reports will be sent home on Sept 12th.
Show you value effort, kindness and fairness as well as grades You want your child to start the school year off right. It is appropriate to care about your elementary schooler’s academic success, and helpful to encourage his best efforts. But too much pressure to get high marks can backfire. Research shows that students do better both academically and socially when their parents focus just as much on developing values such as kindness and fairness as they do on grades. To balance your expectations: • Prioritize effort over outcome. Your child should not be afraid of your reaction if he comes home with a bad score on a test. Help him learn from it and figure out what he can do differently next time. • Ask your child how people treat one another in school, whether in class or on the playground. Talk about what he can do to make school a pleasant place for everyone to learn. • Emphasize the importance of caring and fairness by modeling them. Have your child help you do something kind for a neighbor. Point out when someone is being treated unfairly. Let your child see you stand up for others. • Contact the teacher if you have questions about how your child is doing in school. Ask how you can support his academic progress and his social development. Source: Arizona State University, “Parents should avoid pressuring young children over grades, ASU study says,” niswc.com/care.