memfox.com/books/Dear Parents, Friends and Families,
We would just like to say a very big thank you to all those parents who turned up for Parent-Teacher Meetings. We have had valuable feedback about how happy parents are with the school and any suggestions for improvement can be added to the Parent Survey, which you should have received as an email.
One question that was repeated by parents at different grade levels was how can parents help. These ranged from teaching students at home to supporting what was happening in school.
I would like to use my blog entries has an opportunity to pass on different perspectives and advice to parents. This information would be about school related help and not 'parenting advice.'
Let me first begin by asking you a question: How big is your child's imagination?
Think about how to respond. If your child has a wild or big imagination then this where the learning can begin. Our imagination can be nurtured through many different types of physical opportunities. A place for parents to begin is with reading.
How often do you read to your child at home? How often do you have a bed-time ritual of a calm and peaceful journey to sleep. Think about it.
Now I want you to think about how you read? (If you do read). Do you read together? Is it a teaching moment? Who reads?
Remember any other sibling or adult can read but to create that special bond between the parent and child, it is advised and research shows that both parents can play a role in reading with and to their children at night. So here are some 'read-aloud titles' that I recommend for our younger students, just before bed time: http://memfox.com/books/.
In future posts, I will be recommending some different options for parents to help at home and strengthen home school links.
Have a great weekend,
Head of Primary @ JVLR
Primary Years Programme of Inquiry: Link