How Can I Help my Child Grow Academically?

In order to continue to see growth, we recommend that your child spends at least 30 minutes every day reading and then talking about what they have read.  In order for comprehension and fluency to get better reading needs to take place.  Here are a few ideas for you to help your child out:

  • Read for 20-30 minutes daily, visit the library, buddy read with parent (each person reads a page), read to a friend, a sibling or even a pet!
  • Play word or phonics games (Boggle, Scattergories, Scrabble), Teach Your Monster to Read (, reading and math games,,  Storyline Online, Storynory - Audio Stories for Kids
  • Learn more about science and social studies through National Geographic Kids ( and PebbleGo (
  • Practice addition and subtraction facts or begin looking at multiplication (, Reflex)
  • Keep a journal - students are expected to write 5-8 sentences in organized paragraphs using correct grammar, capitalization and punctuation