Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Parent Resources

Curriculum Corner

We are pleased to share this section of our website with a quarterly focus on a curricular topic. Learn more about our initiatives and consider ideas to strengthen the home|school connection to our learning outcomes.

Be Curious Together

Make math fun. The best way to help promote strong mathematical practices at home is to engage in activities that foster these skills and allow children to share their thinking. We encourage you to explore math in creative and fun ways with your child: play games, bake, sew, experiment. Through games and hands-on experiences, children can engage in critical thinking and problem solving as they explore their understanding of math and science concepts. Click here for a list of ideas and resources to support math curiosity at home.

Fill your world with reading.
Reading is one of the greatest ways to educate your child. Reading can enhance a child’s vocabulary and literacy skills, teach them math or science concepts and help them learn history.  Dr. Borba, author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All About Me World shares that reading with children is also a powerful way to teach them empathy. When children read stories, they are given the opportunity to understand the story from the perspective of the characters. Children can see the world through someone else’s eyes allowing them to develop an understanding and respect for the experiences of others. Finding time to read with our children is invaluable. 

Find out what your child likes to read and what they are curious about learning. Nothing sparks a love of reading more than choice. Have family members take turns reading with your child and establish a family reading time when everyone reads his or her own book. Demonstrate how important reading is to you by filling your home with printed materials and share what you are learning about with your children. While these tasks may be easier with younger students, it is vital that you play an active role in your older children’s reading journey as well. Click here for Parent Tips on Reading in the Middle School Years.

Glencoe District 35 Mission Statement

The mission of the Glencoe School District is to provide each child with an educational foundation for life-long learning as a socially responsible member of a global society by dedicating resources toward the development of the whole child within a secure school environment.

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