<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=814740105338407&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

{% set baseFontFamily = "Noto Sans" %} /* Add the font family you wish to use. You may need to import it above. */

{% set headerFontFamily = "Noto Sans" %} /* This affects only headers on the site. Add the font family you wish to use. You may need to import it above. */

{% set textColor = "#565656" %} /* This sets the universal color of dark text on the site */

{% set pageCenter = "1100px" %} /* This sets the width of the website */

{% set headerType = "fixed" %} /* To make this a fixed header, change the value to "fixed" - otherwise, set it to "static" */

{% set lightGreyColor = "#f7f7f7" %} /* This affects all grey background sections */

{% set baseFontWeight = "normal" %} /* More than likely, you will use one of these values (higher = bolder): 300, 400, 700, 900 */

{% set headerFontWeight = "normal" %} /* For Headers; More than likely, you will use one of these values (higher = bolder): 300, 400, 700, 900 */

{% set buttonRadius = '40px' %} /* "0" for square edges, "10px" for rounded edges, "40px" for pill shape; This will change all buttons */

After you have updated your stylesheet, make sure you turn this module off

Four Things Parents Can Do This Summer to Make Teachers Happy This Fall

by Teresa Woodard on July 2, 2015

How to be a Reading Role Model

School-to-home-connectionResearch shows that children who read fluently do better in school. It's not just teachers who make it happen, though. Parents play a key role, too.

All summer, we've been sharing suggestions about ways to prevent "The Summer Slide," which is the documented learning loss that occurs when students are out of school. Remember experts say reading just five books during the summer months can help.

Here are four new, easy-to-implement ideas for moms, dads, grandparents or guardians. Doing the following things this summer will make teachers quite happy in the fall!

  1. Be a reading role model. It doesn't matter what you read -- a book, a newspaper, online articles, magazines or industry publications. The material is up to you. Just let your children see you read!
  2. Have a family game night. Playing games like Scrabble, Boggle, Pictionary or Scattergories can teach spelling, vocabulary and communication.
  3. Eat dinner as a family, without TV or phones. (That's a tall order, we know!) With older kids, focus on a good conversation. Talk about what went on that day or about what's planned the rest of the week. For younger children, try to incorporate word games like, "I spy something that rhymes with..." or "Name a synonym for..." Make dinner fun and help your child become a conversationalist!
  4. Keep track of it all. Mark a calendar with the amount of time your child spends reading (and working on Istation of course) each day. At the end of the summer, add up the hours. When school begins again, encourage your child to tell his or her teachers how much time he or she spent reading over the summer. Teachers will be thrilled and your child will feel proud!

Read up on previous suggestions from Istation, or you can find additional tips from the US Department of Education. Happy Reading and Happy Summer! 

 

 

Topics: Stopping the Summer Slide

Popular Posts