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Congratulations to our students that participated in the CVE Spelling Bee: Mia P., Janelle P., Sabrina C., Robert B., Matthew M., Alex R., Tessa B., Daniel T., Olivia S., Jaylene C., Darius J., Amanda D., Zean Y., Deonna H., Peter G., Malia S., Bryce W., and Majesty C. We are so proud of you! Robert B. and Jaylene C. will represent CVE at the District Spelling Bee, February 4th! Go Bears!
How can Families Help Reinforce Daily Learning and Enjoy Homework?
Castro Valley Elementary is dedicated to promoting healthy academic and social development, but strong support from home is essential to student success. Families provide the foundation of love, values, discipline, and encouragement that all children need. Along with that, each student needs to hear from parents/guardians that education offers a lifetime of rewards and remains the most important investment one can make in his or her future.
An important way for this concept to be reinforced each day is to create a positive homework environment, which takes ongoing planning and perseverance, but the rewards are worth your time and effort. The secret for homework success is to believe that homework is necessary to reinforce your child’s daily schoolwork. Making homework a family commitment can help your child develop lifelong study skills, self-discipline, and independence. Here are some helpful tips:
- Know what kind of homework is expected from the teacher and make sure that your child completes it each night.
- Expect your child to meet grade level academic standards.
- Encourage perseverance and effort in your child. These qualities are the keys to success in life.
- Start early. Completing homework before dinner usually works best.
- Be consistent. Agree upon homework rules and make sure they are followed.
- Plan. Create a calendar or chart that allows your child to block in a regular schedule and learn to balance homework, play, and chores. Provide your child with a regular, quiet place where he/she can complete homework.
- Let your child do the homework.
- Review the completed homework.
- Keep in touch with the teacher.
- Talk together. The way in which you talk with your child about experiences will influence the knowledge the child will gain and their later ability to draw on that knowledge when reaching, thus building prior knowledge.
- “Read with” and “read to” your child. Ask questions about the story.
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