Saturday, August 20, 2011

The ABC's for a Successful School year

I finally get to get back in my classroom next week so I have been running all over the house this morning trying to get all my ducks in a roll.  I noticed that my sweet hubby and dogs were very quiet, they have fallen asleep.  So not wanting to wake them I begin searching the internet for school ideas (REALLY?  I NEED MORE IDEAS???  I don't think my brain is big enough to hold many more!)  Well, I found this lovely little poem from a new blog favorite of mine  I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did!

The ABC's of a Successful Year For Parents
Ask your child about the school day.

Begin your child's day with a nourishing breakfast.

Congratulate your child for doing well.

Discuss homework with your child.

Encourage your child to read.

Find a quiet place for your child to study.

Give your child responsibility.

Hug your child to build self worth.

nclude your child in making simple family decisions.

Join a library with your child.

Keep your child on a schedule that includes exercise and sleep.

Limit TV viewing/video game playing by selecting programs with your child.

Make the time you spend with your child special.
Notice and discuss changes in your child's behavior.

Offer to help your child organize school papers.

Provide your child with good role models.

Question the activities your child shares with friends.

Respect your child's right to have opinions different from yours.

Share an interest or a hobby with your child.

Take time to listen to your child.

Urge your child to get involved with school and extra curricular activities.

Visit places of interest with your child.

Work with your child to set up rules of behavior.

Xerox and save records or articles that benefit your child.

Yield results by encouraging your child to do better.

Zoom through these ABC's again and again!

-- author unknown --

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