Many schools will be conducting conferences with parents in the coming months. It is important to ask specific questions or to make sure you understand what areas of strength and what areas of improvement your child has.
It is also important to know what your child should be doing when it comes to the subjects they are studying and when it comes to specific behaviors.
Here are some questions you may want to ask (make sure you take notes):
- What are the areas for improvement for my child when it comes to reading, writing and math?
- What specific activities can I do with my child at home to reinforce his strengths and to help him with his areas of improvement?
- In which subjects does my child show the most (and least) interest in class?
- By the middle of the year, what do you expect my child to be able to do in reading, writing and math?
These may seem like simple questions, but you'll be surprised what types of responses you can get when you ask specific questions.
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