Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16Monitor technology use Be aware of how, and for what purposes, your child is using his/her cell phone, laptop, tablet, and/or home computer. Set limits and guidelines. Limits might include turning off all cell phones during dinner, having all phones docked in a common place at 9 pm, and/or making the Internet available only in a common area. Set goals At the beginning of the year, help your middle schooler set some academic goals. Together you might determine what grade he/she should realistically be able to earn in each course that grading period, or you might focus more on study habits (e.g., have all homework completed by 8:30 each night). Setting goals will help your child understand what your expectations are, and these goals will give your student something specific to work towards. Encourage a healthy lifestyle With all of the changes middle school students are going through, it’s important that they eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep. Have nutritious food at home, make sure that your child gets some exercise or does something physical on a regular basis, and insist on a reasonable bedtime. MonitorEarlyGrades MonitorEarlyGrades Check graded homework, quizzes, and tests to make sure your middle schooler is getting off to a good start in all of his/her classes. If you have a concern about your child’s progress in a class, contact the teacher. Monitor Early Grades 5 6 7 9