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.

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