Tips from Chicago teacher for back to school success

“Work together with your child on a scrapbook featuring familyphotos. Keeping it at school offers a piece of home when yourchild’s blue, or just to share with friends.

A quick note tucked into your child’s lunch box can becomean important event, first when your child recognizes his name, andagain when he rushes to a teacher to read it to him.”

Ziomara Perez teaches preschool at Nettelhorst Schooland is the winner of a 2011 Kohl McCormick Early Childhood TeachingAward.

“Meet with your child’s teacher at the beginning of the year;find out their expectations and how you can participate in yourchild’s education.

If you can’t volunteer during the day, help set up/cleanup an afterschool event, put homework packets together over theweekend, record yourself reading a book for the listening center,etc.”

Nicole J. Gorton teaches preschool and kindergartenspecial education at Ortiz de Dominguez and is the winner of a 2011Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Award.

- Advertisement -

Latest Stories

Summer Is the Best Time to Learn Spanish

Brought to you by Instituto Cervantes.

50 Places to See in Illinois Before Your Kids Graduate High School

A bucket list for Illinoisans of all ages!

11 Women’s History Month Events for Chicago Families

From exhibits and activities to books!

Why Are Some Kids So Clingy?

Blame it on evolution.

- Advertisement -