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by PH D Chin,Tiffani Chin

Download School Sense: How to Help Your Child Succeed in Elementary School eBook
ISBN:
189166140X
Author:
PH D Chin,Tiffani Chin
Category:
Schools & Teaching
Language:
English
Publisher:
Santa Monica Press (June 1, 2004)
Pages:
336 pages
EPUB book:
1890 kb
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1456 kb
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1195 kb
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Rating:
4.8
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251


Provides general information for parents on helping their children succeed academically, including choosing a school; parent involvement; helping with homework, reports and projects; creating an academic home environment; and more. Choosing a school - Parent involvement - Helping with homework, reports, and projects - Enrichment activities at home - Special programs - Choosing after-school and summer programs - Preparing for middle school.

Teach your child how to use a calendar or personal planner to help stay organized. Your child probably will be introduced to standardized testing in elementary school. It's also helpful to teach your child how to make a to-do list to help prioritize and get things done. It can be as simple as: homework. While students can't really study for standardized tests, some teachers provide practice tests to help ease students' worries. In general, if studying and testing becomes a source of stress for your child, discuss the situation with the teacher or school counselor. 7. Know the Disciplinary Policies.

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School Sense: How To Help Your Child Succeed In Elementary School Parents are provided with the information they need to make the most of their children's elementary school experience in this useful reference. Recognizing that all children and parents have their own needs, strengths, and weaknesses, this guide offers a. Specifications.

Twenty-six million American families have elementary school-aged children. Many of these parents are plagued with a wide range of questions and doubts about how to help their children succeed in school: How do I choose the best school for my child? Do good parents have to join the PTO? What's the best way to request a particular teacher? What should I ask in a parent-teach Twenty-six million American families have elementary school-aged children.

Some children find school a thrilling experience: They wave their hands in the air to answer questions, belt out songs . Start by comparing notes on how your child acts at school and at home.

Some children find school a thrilling experience: They wave their hands in the air to answer questions, belt out songs during group sings, and are the first to sit down for snacks. Other children are less thrilled. Shy or more reserved kids can find the strangeness and activity overwhelming. What activities does your child love at home that aren't part of the classroom? What does your child dislike that he or she is expected to do at school? Gather information with your child's teachers, and look for ways to help make the classroom an engaging and comfortable place.

Help your child learn to concentrate and listen. This is best done by teaching your child to engage in intelligent conversation. Rather than banning TV or internet, give your child something more interesting to do. Allow your child to socialise with you and their friends. Create good social experiences. Contact with the natural environment every day. If you can, find some grass and have them walk on it bare foot. I mean, if it is safe.

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Obviously, elementary school success is so crucial to future academic success. I was so pleased to be able to read this book. While many of the tips are common sense, there were some tips that were revolutionary in our life. The lessons are clear, easy to understand and relevant. My children are homeschooled, and there were a few tips that were simply like light bulb moments that helped see gaps in my teaching and ways to really engage my son in his reading and studying.

Twenty-six million American families have elementary school-aged children. Many of these parents are plagued with a wide range of questions and doubts about how to help their children succeed in school: How do I choose the best school for my child? Do good parents have to join the PTO? What's the best way to request a particular teacher? What should I ask in a parent-teacher conference? How can I convince my child not to do homework in front of the TV? What do I do if my child isn't being challenged at school? How can I help my child get organized so he doesn't forget to do his homework?Some families eventually learn the answers to these questions through trial and error, but for many, this information trickles in too slowly to optimally benefit their children. School Sense: How to Help Your Child Succeed in Elementary School gives parents a head start by providing them with the information they need to make the most of their children's elementary school experience.
  • Cesar
This book is largely common sense for parents with some useful insights into the schooling system. Decent overview, but if you already know your child has special needs (is gifted, has learning disabilities, etc.), skip this one and get a book geared for parents of children with your specific needs.

Dr. Chin answers questions such as "What's the least amount of involvement I can do while still looking like an involved parent?" (p. 72) and "My child will not do her homework - I always end up doing it for her. Is this okay?" (p.126)

Some specific criticisms I have of this book are:

The full title of this book is "School Sense: How to Help Your Child Succeed in Elementary School," but I suspect that the author and I define "success" for elementary students in vastly different ways, although Dr. Chin never actually states her definition.

"School Sense" does not back up statements with research and although she describes how to use make a bibliography, does not include one herself!

Dr. Chin is very supportive of homework, but doesn't address what is an appropriate amount. (See NEA: 10-20 minutes per night in the first grade, and an additional 10 minutes per grade level thereafter. Not just for the quicker students - for all students.) Research does not support the usefulness of homework past this amount. Also, Dr. Chin says homework should be top priority. I think many people (even highly academic & "successful" adults) would agree that family comes first. Research also supports the idea that family dinners are much more valuable than school drill & kill exercises.

I highly disagree with Dr. Chin's idea that parents should be tutors. Most are not trained teachers nor do they have the disposition required to tutor. The tutoring dynamic can be really hard the parent-child relationship. Many parents only have a couple of hours a day with their children. Does it really benefit anyone to spend this precious time on homework?

So overall, I don't feel that I learned much from this book and suspect the only reason I even finished reading it was to see if the end was more helpful than the beginning, but it wasn't.
  • blac wolf
My child and I have already begun to reap the benefits from this insightful and accessible book. By following Dr. Chin's recommendations, I've been able to become a better tutor to my son. My improvement in this area has been reflected in his grades and our relationship. Thank you for writing such a helpful book, I owe you one!
  • Dorilune
This book is a MUST for parents who want an insiders view on how to help their children through the maze of the school system.

Although written from an inside view of the LAUSD most of the matieral is applicable to any school system anywhere in this country! So-o very helpful, and easily readable !