Counselor's Corner

Mrs. Brewer

Kindness Week

5th Grade Parents and Students Letter

Counselor Corner                                                

How was your day? As parents we often get frustrated with the response we receive. “Fine” or “It was good” is what we hear from our children. Instead use phrases like these for a better picture of your child’s day.

-What’s the coolest thing that happened today? What wasn’t so cool?

-Pretend you were the teacher. How would you describe the day?

- What made you laugh?

-What was the most creative think you did?

-How were you kind or helpful today? Was anyone kind or helpful to you?

Below are a few conversation starters that will help you stay involved in your child’s school day.

“Let’s see what you brought home.” Look at completed work to find out what your child is learning and how well she’s doing. You could comment on her Math work or Social Studies project, for instance. Also, respond to notes from her teacher, and sign a weekly folder or daily planner if required.

“Show me what you have for homework.” It’s your child’s job to do their homework, but you play a role too. Make sure they know what their supposed to do by having them explain the assignment to you. After they have completed it, glance over it to see that it is complete.

“Describe a book you enjoyed today.” This gives you an idea of what your child prefers to read. Then, build a daily reading habit by asking what they’d like to read tonight. Encourage reading and listening skills by reading aloud to your child and letting them read to you.

“Tell me what you learned that you’d like to know more about.” Use their interests as jumping off points for activities to share. If they like geometry, you might hunt for shapes together.


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