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 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 347 Students in the upper elementary grades need a lot of direction, guidance, and support from their parents. Provide school supplies and a place to study If your school has a list of recommended supplies, get everything on the list. If your school doesn’t supply student planners, purchase a planner or an assignment notebook for your child. Make sure that your child has a place to study that’s quiet, well-lit, and comfortable. This area should have a surface for writing and be equipped with paper, pencils, calculator, dictionary, etc. If possible, keep these items together in one place. Help set academic goals At the beginning of each grading period, help your child set realistic academic goals for the term. At the end of the grading period, discuss what went well and what areas need to be worked on. In addition to academic goals, set one or two goals regarding extra reading, homework, behavior, and/or attendance. Setting goals helps your child know what your expectations are, and having goals gives your child something positive to work towards. Insist on daily attendance When students miss school, they miss class instruction, discussions, assignments, group projects, quizzes, and tests. Parents who allow their children to miss school when they aren’t ill not only hurt their child’s education, they also send a message that school isn’t important. If your child doesn’t want to go to school or if you’re seeing a pattern of excuses to miss school, talk to your child or to your child’s teacher or counselor. Help Your Child Succeed Attendance is the number one school success factor!