Report cards present a wonderful opportunity for families to recognize and encourage the academic progress by having report card conversations with children. To support your child to do his/her best academic work you may want to:
- Offer praise and positive feedback for the academic work accomplished, good effort made, and for good school attendance
- set aside a specific time to discuss the report with your child and demonstrate an understanding of the school’s grade-level objectives, the student’s personal objectives, and the family’s objectives for education.
- Follow through with your child’s teachers, counselor or administrator if there is a concern about academic progress.
- Remain aware of your child’s assignments and responsibilities.
- Encourage good study habits.
- Remember that homework not only includes assignments given by teachers, but also involves work on long-term projects, enrichment reading and review of concepts studied in class.
- Continue to stay involved in the school by volunteering as much as possible so that you can get first-hand knowledge about the curriculum and programs being offered.
Click here for more information about report card comments and parent-teacher conferences.By Laurie Gross, Educational Consultant and Executive Director,
My Learning Springboard, Inc.