Report Cards & Final Grades, Now What? Unsure What To Teach Your Child First This Summer?
There have been a few parents that have shared with me that they are unsure where to start or what to teach their child this summer. Maybe your child’s teacher shared skills they need to practice, and now you are trying to figure out the best way to teach it or how they are going to practice this summer. Or maybe you are staring at that report card or those final grades and don’t know where to start. Or maybe you are like one of our amazing parents in our 1-1 program that is deciding right now as I’m writing this... “Do I review skills from last year, or do I have him work on next year’s skills?”
If you don’t have a no idea what will be best for your child, watch this quick video where I give you 3 recommendations on how to get started this summer.
Here’s those 3 recommendations again:
Contact the teacher and ask specifically for not just the skills, but also a STEP-BY-STEP way you can teach it or how they can practice it at home.
As you look at the report card or the last communication you had with the teacher, have your child set their own goals and choose what they want to work on this summer. You can have them work on not just their lowest score, but also on their highest score.Let me show you what I mean. Let’s say you have a high schooler and their report card says that they got a C in Algebra, a B in ELA and an A in World History. Yes, you will want them to work on Algebra, but they can also build upon what they learned in World History. Now let’s say your child is in elementary school. Their report cards are usually number grades not letter grades. So like… 1, 2, 3, 4. Let’s say your child got a 3 in science, 2 in writing, and 1 in reading & math. Yes, you will want them to work on their reading & math skills this summer, but also incorporate some fun science projects too that build upon what they learned in science. We want them to not only practice the skills they did not do as well in, but also practice the skills they enjoy, love, or are really good at. This way, they aren’t just focusing on what they're not so good at all summer long.
Your child can take an online reading, writing, or math assessment with us. This assessment pinpoints the exact skills your child already knows, the skills that will take them above and beyond what they already know, and the skills they need to practice. Plus, if you want you can choose 3 of the skills from the assessment results, we will do 3 strategy lessons where we will teach your child STEP-BY-STEP how to practice these skills at home. Learn more about our online assessments here: https://www.tasktosuccess.com/online-assessments.html
If you are feeling like you just don’t know what to teach or what your child should practice first this summer, remember you can contact your child’s teacher, look at the report card and have your child choose what they want to work on based on their highest and lowest score, or have your child take one of our online assessments. Once you have a starting place, it’s easier to take off and run with it.
Let us know in the comments what your child is planning to practice this summer so we can share some awesome strategies with you. Let us know how we can help!