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will no longer be accepted in the Falls High Cafeteria.
Students must open a lunch account in order to
purchase food. Accounts may be opened in
the front ticket booth from 8:00 - 8:30 am or
in the office until 10:00 am each day. For
more information on the changes that have occurred
in the FHS cafeteria recently, check out our Lunch
your child has a quiet, well-lit place to
Avoid having your child do homework with
the television on or in places with other
distractions, such as people coming and
the materials your child needs, such as
paper, pencils and a dictionary, are available.
Ask your child if special materials will
be needed for some projects and get them
child with time management.
Establish a set time each day for doing
homework. Don't let your child leave homework
until just before bedtime. Think about using
a weekend morning or afternoon for working
on big projects, especially if the project
involves getting together with classmates.
Tell your child how important school is.
The attitude you express about homework
will be the attitude your child acquires.
child does homework, you do homework.
Show your child that the skills they are
learning are related to things you do as
an adult. If your child is reading, you
read too. If your child is doing math, balance
child asks for help, provide guidance, not
Giving answers means your child will not
learn the material. Too much help teaches
your child that when the going gets rough,
someone will do the work for him or her.
teacher asks that you play a role in homework,
Cooperate with the teacher. It shows your
child that the school and home are a team.
Follow the directions given by the teacher.
is meant to be done by your child alone,
Too much parent involvement can prevent
homework from having some positive effects.
Homework is a great way for kids to develop
independent, lifelong learning skills.
Talk with your child's teacher. Make sure
you know the purpose of homework and what
your child's class rules are.
Help your child figure out what is hard
homework and what is easy homework.
Have your child do the hard work first.
This will mean he will be most alert when
facing the biggest challenges. Easy material
will seem to go fast when fatigue begins
to set in.
child for signs of failure and frustration.
Let your child take a short break if she
is having trouble keeping her mind on an
If your child has been successful in homework
completion and is working hard, celebrate
that success with a special event (e.g.,
pizza, a walk, a trip to the park) to reinforce
the positive effort.
HOMEWORK TIPS FOR PARENTS
child read aloud to you every night.
quiet place, free from distractions, for
your child to do his nightly reading assignments.
child reads, point out spelling and sound
patterns such as cat, pat, hat.
child reads aloud to you and makes a mistake,
point out the words she has missed and help
her to read the word correctly.
child has stopped to correct a word he has
read, have him go back and reread the entire
sentence from the beginning to make sure
he understands what the sentence is saying.
child to tell you in her own words what
happened in a story.
your child's understanding of what he is
reading, occasionally pause and ask your
child questions about the characters and
events in the story.
child why she thinks a character acted in
a certain way and ask your child to support
her answer with information from the story.
to the end of a story, ask your child what
he thinks will happen next and why.
HOMEWORK TIPS FOR PARENTS
your child to use a daily math assignment
progress your child is making in math. Check
with your child daily about his homework.
If you don't
understand your child's math assignments,
engage in frequent communication with his
or her teacher.
child is experiencing problems in math,
contact the teacher to learn whether he
or she is working at grade level and what
can be done at home to help improve academic
that your child's teacher schedule after-school
math tutoring sessions if your child really
with the principal for the use of research-based
peer tutoring programs for math. These tutoring
programs have proven results, and students
really enjoy them.
chores as opportunities for reinforcing
math learning such as cooking and repair
Try to be
aware of how your child is being taught
math, and don't teach strategies and shortcuts
that conflict with the approach the teacher
is using. Check in with the teacher and
ask what you can do to help. Ask the teacher
about online resources that you can use
with your child at home.
At the beginning
of the year, ask your child's teacher for
a list of suggestions that will enable you
to help your child with math homework.