There are some new items listed on the state website that may be helpful to
you as a parent
To visit this web site:
Go to http://www.myscschools.com/offices/assessment/PACT/index.htm
Sites to Help Parents Help
children try your soul, as they will,
When they cause you grief, as they do,
When they rouse your anger and provoke you to wrath, as is their way,
When they reduce you to tears and prayers, as often happens,
bother about anything at all
until you have first made clear to yourself
that your love for the child in question is holding firmly,
swelling warmly in your heart.
Then, whatever you do will be as nearly right as it is possible for
human judgment to be.
by Angelo Patti
links verified 10/18/03
Reading | Math | Discipline
| Family | General School work | Planning
for the Future | Summer Learning | español
- The Compact for
Reading Guide is a user-friendly handbook designed to walk your
family-school compact team through the steps of building and implementing a
Compact for Reading. It provides information, strategies, examples, and
checklists to help parents, educators, and community members develop
effective, workable compacts that can improve your school, increase family
involvement, and increase student skills and achievement in reading.
- Early Childhood Activity
Calendar which is filled with helpful tips and special activities that
promote reading and language skills for young children. Calendar sheets for
June 1998 to May 1999.
Times - Scott Foresman says that you are your child's first and best
teacher. To help you, they provide activity sheets (in .pdf format) which
you can print for use at home. Kindergarten
Grade | Second
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children learn about reading
your child learn to read A parent's guide
Children with Learning Disabilities to Succeed - Learning To
Read/Reading To Learn
- Is your child
ready for Kindergarten? - The Get Ready to Read! Screening Tool has a
sample question and 20 items. Each item is a set of four pictures and a
question. Read the question aloud while your child looks at the pictures.
Your child answers by pointing to or clicking on one of the 4 pictures and
then clicking the Next button. When you've finished all 20 items, the
screener will be scored automatically.
and numeracy tip sheets for parents - suggestions from the Peel school
district in Ontario, Canada
and Children Together - A project by the Family Literacy Center at the
ERIC Clearinghouse for Reading, English and Communication. The magazine's
goal is to further the cause of family literacy by bringing parents and
children together through the magic of reading.
- Parents helping children learn to read (tips provided by Irvine Unified
School District in Texas)
- Tips for
Reading to Your Child
that Encourage Conversation about Reading
Awareness Activities For 4-5-6 Year Olds
Awareness Activities For 6-7 Year Olds
K-3 Phonemic Awareness
- Ten Tips:
Helping Your Child Read Effectively
- Breaking the
Tips for Parents, Primary Caregivers, and Educators
- Helping Children
Develop Oral-Language Skills
- Simple Things You Can Do To
Help All Children Read Well and Independently by the End of the Third Grade.
Training Activities from NWREL - Parents, consider yourselves tutors and
look at some of the activities that the North West Regional Educational
- Cool Math for Parents has
some suggestions for helping with homework and suggestions to help little
ones get ready for Kindergarten.
Children Learn at Home: Math and Science Tips for Young Children
- Helping Your
Child Learn Math
- Helping Your
Child Learn Math with activities for children aged 5 through 13
your child learn math A parent's guide
and numeracy tip sheets for parents -
suggestions from the Peel school district in Ontario, Canada
- Math and Young
Children - a list of links classified by age level
- Math for the
Fun of It
Science, And Girls: Can We Close The Gender Gap? From the National
Network for Child Care's Connections Newsletter.
- Teaching Math to
Young Children - This is one of a series of webpages to help students
understand math, and to help parents teach their children math.
- Discipline Help -A discipline
model for handling over one hundred different misbehaviors.
for Young Children
- Family Fun magazine
from Disney has tips on raising kids.
Discipline - Yes, they want to sell you a book. But, they also offer
some free suggestions that are worthwhile.
Discipline: With Love and Limits (.pdf format)
Parents and Win-Win Discipline
- Twenty Alternatives to
Punishment from the Aware Parenting Institute
- Wait 'Til
Your Father Gets Home - In the complex realm of family discipline,
stereotypes die hard. Read this article from the Family Education Network to
find out more.
|Family Life Resources|
- Connect for
Kids provides guidance for grownups. They have a variety of interesting
- Family Education offers
help for parents of children from age 0 to age 18.
- Family Fun magazine from Disney
Tips for Parents and Caregivers of Elementary School Students
- Including Your Child
- All children can succeed with the right supports. And when you are raising
a child with special needs, finding the right supports and information can
make all the difference in your child's learning and development.
Kids Safe Online: Tips and Tools - If your children are On-line at home
you should read these tips for valuable suggestions.
articles and information that will help you raise your child from who is
from 6 to 18 years old
- Listen Up! - a site for the
parents of hearing impaired children
- Museums and Learning - A
guide for family visits.
- National Parent Information Network
Brochures from ERIC - There are too many to list individually. Some of
the topics presented are: "Can we strengthen children's
self-esteem?", "What do parents need to know about children's
television viewing?", and "Should gifted students be
grade-advanced?" just to name a few.
- Parent Link
List - Great Web Resources for Parents from ERIC
- Parent Talk
Magazine - Research findings in education and ways to help your child.
- Parents Guide to the
Internet is intended to help parents--regardless of their level of
technological know-how--make use of the on-line world as an important
educational tool. The guide gives parents an introduction to the Internet
and suggests how parents can allow their children to tap into the wonders of
the Internet while safeguarding them from its potential hazards.
- Parent's Toolbox -
Smart ideas for moms and dads from Sesame Street Parents.
- PowerUP: Bridging the Digital Divide is an initiative to help ensure that
America's underserved young people acquire the skills, experiences and
resources they need to succeed in the digital age. They offer four web sites
designed for progressively older children. You will find activities, art
projects, web links, health issues and more.
- Power Up kids site
- Power Up kidsplus
- Power Up
teens plus site
- SafeKids.Com where you'll find
tips, advice and suggestions to make your family's online experience fun and
for Parents: Helping Students Achieve Self-Determination - (.pdf
children responsibility - Teaching is a critical part of a parent child
- 100 Top Parenting Sites - Caution!
This web site has some very good links. However, the administrators of this
site solicit "subscriptions." The more a site pays, the higher its
listing. Keep that in mind as you browse their links.
|Helping your Child with School work|
- Design Your Future
- This site's stated mission is to provide practical, inspiring, hands-on
opportunities for young women to become aware of, explore, and pursue math,
science, and technology-based careers.
- Families from
Scholastic - Everything you need to encourage a love of learning (infant
to middle school)
- Family Info Center
- ERIC's family information center is dedicated to providing educational
materials and services to parents who take an active role in their
- Helping Your Child
Be Successful in School - suggestions from the Peel school district in
- Helping your
Child Series - Pamphlets from the US Department of Education - Office of
Educational Research and Improvement. The Helping Your Child publication
series aims to provide parents with the tools and information necessary to
help their children succeed in school and life. These booklets feature
practical lessons and activities to help their school aged and preschool
children master reading, understand the value of homework and develop the
skills necessary to achieve.
Students Learn Social Studies - (.pdf format)
- Help Your
Child Improve in Test-Taking
- Helping Your
Child With Homework - A US Department of Education Article
Your Child With Homework - For Parents of Elementary and Junior High
Students with Homework in Science and Math
- Parent's guide to
helping kids with learning differences, and disabilities.
Helping Students - suggestions regarding a variety of school subjects
- Parents: Let's Talk -
Links to articles about how parents can help their children learn.
- A Website Designed for Parents of Kids with Learning Difficulties.
|Planning for your Child's Future|
Your Education provides general information about the U.S. Department of
Education's federal student financial aid programs. It is designed for high
school students and others considering entering a post secondary school for
the first time.
- Getting Ready
for College Early guidebook will help you and your children understand
the steps you need to take during the middle and junior high school years to
get ready for college.
- How can
parents help students make life and work decisions after high school?
- Preparing Your Child for College.
It's never too early to think about college--about the benefits of a college
education and about ways to put college within reach academically and
financially. Throughout their school years, students make academic and other
decisions that affect whether they will be eligible to enter college. You
working with others can help your child make these decisions wisely.
|Summer Time Learning Activities|
Activities for the Growth Season - Seven weeks of activities for parents
of elementary school children designed for the summer months.
Activities -The eleven sets of activities for language and math posted
to these pages have been developed to help parents and caregivers work with
students from Grade 1 to Grade 8.
- Summertime Funtime
Activities from the US Department of Education's Office of Educational
Research and Improvement Summer can be more than just vacation time for
kids; it's also a great opportunity for parents to spend more time
participating in learning activities with their children. Includes a
calendar of daily activities for June, July, and August 1999.
- Summer Home Learning Recipes
- for parents and children. Suggestions for four age groupings; K-3, 4-5,
6-8, and 9-12
|Spanish Language Pages|
Internet - A Parent's Guide (El Internet Una Guía
Para Padres de Familia) pdf
for Reading and Writing Fun (Cómo Divertirse
Leyendo y Escribiendo)
Childhood Digest: Helping Parents Communicate Better with Schools (Ayudando
a los padres a comunicarse mejor con las escuelas)
Childhood Language Growth Chart (Cuadro de
desarrollo y crecimiento para la primera infancia y niñez)
- A guide
of practical advice on reading for parents (Una guía
de consejos prácticos sobre la lectura para los padres)
Resources for Spanish Speakers from the U S Department of Education (Recursos
- White House pages
- the different stages of cognitive development from birth to five years
of age - (Preschool Esta sección ofrece orientación
e información sobre las diferentes etapas del desarrollo cognitivo de
su niño desde la primera infancia hasta los cinco años de edad.)
Grades - The key to educative success in the first years is in
learning to read. (La clave del éxito educativo
en los primeros años está en aprender a leer.)
questions and answers on education from the U S Department of Education
(Preguntas y respuestas frecuentes sobre educación)
- Helping Kids with learning difficulties - (Aquí
podrá encontrar una amplia variedad de servicios, tanto para los padres
como para los educadores.)
to help your child to be a good reader - Here you will be able to find
an ample variety of services, as much for parents as for educators.(Cómo
ayudar a su hijo ser un buen lector)
- Helping your
child learn science (Cómo ayudar a sus hijos a
to help your child have success in school (Cómo
ayudar a su hijo a tener éxito en la escuela) - pdf
document - MS
to help your child with homework (Cómo ayudar a
su hijo con la tarea escolar) - pdf
document - MS
your preschool child prepare for school (Cómo
ayudar a su hijo durante la edad preescolar) - pdf
document - MS
- Interactive Quizes
(Cuestionarios Interactivos) in Spanish (en
Facts Every Parent Should Know About the No Child Left Behind Act (Diez
datos que cada padre debe saber sobre la Ley Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás)
your child through early adolescence (Cómo ayudar
a su hijo con la temprana adolescencia)
your child use the library (Cómo ayudar a sus
hijos a usar la biblioteca)
show for teachers helping them to offer advice to parents on homework (Guía
del Maestro: Consejos para los padres sobre la tarea escolar)
for Students (Sugerencias Para Estudiantes)
from the Bernardsville Public Library
- Tips for Reading
Tutors (Consejos para los Tutores en Lectura)
advice for parents on homework (Consejos prácticos
para los padres sobre la tarea escolar)
Educative Services: Fast reference for Parents (Servicios
Educativos Suplementarios: Referencia Rápida para Padres) pdf
and materials of the Publication Center (U S Department of Education) (Publicaciones
y materiales del Centro de Publicaciones)
- Recursos en español
- The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition has a long
list of spanish language pages