Parent's Corner

Title I Parent Involvement Policy/Plan

Georgia Parent Survey

An approach to teaching good sleep habits

Being an Involved Parent-The Importance

Effective and Appropriate Help with Homework

Georgia DOE CRCT Resources and Information

Georgia Performance Standards 

Infinite Campus Parent Portal - to view your child's grades

Murray County Parent Information page

Practicing Good Study Habits

State of Georgia Parent Information page

The Rewards of Reading

Writing is a Life Skill

Getting Excited about Reading!

Give your child the choice to read what they want. It helps them create their own identity and interest in reading.

  • F ind authors your child likes to build connections and excitement about reading
  • Choose all kinds of books, such as non-fiction, fiction and certain themes. It exposes them to various kinds of literature and also helps them determine their personal preference
  • Suggest books that build on personal experiences such as friendship, family, trips, pets or sports
  • Think about the 3 I's: Interest, Integration and Invention

Find the book award winners at your school library or public library.

Reading Together:

  • Read aloud to your child and with your child. Take turns reading a book with them - this promotes confidence and builds great relationships with literature.
  • Older children benefit from reading aloud - hearing an adult read with fluency and discussing a book with an adult have great benefits.

Research has shown that reading aloud to your child:

  • Increases their vocabulary
  • Improves their attention span
  • Nurtures emotional development
  • Stimulates imagination
  • Creates understanding of other cultures and lifestyles
  • Improves problem-solving and critical thinking skill

Hints for Reading Aloud:

  • Choose a book that lends itself to reading aloud - folktales, funny or scary books are  always fun.
  • Make reading time special. Find a cozy, comfortable place to read.
  • Be versatile. You read to them or they read to you. Take turns.
  • Introduce the author and illustrator. Discuss what they do with your child. Saying the name of the author and illustrator makes the connection that books are created by real people.
  • Talk about the book - ask questions about what they liked and did not like, what they found interesting, and more.
  • Show the pictures while you read.
  • Read with expression.

Read together EVERY DAY!What can get a child to read a book?

 The 3 I's:Interest:

  • B uild on their interests, hobbies, favorite activities, or a trip you have taken by asking them if they would like a book about one of these topics.

Integration:

  • Find out what real-world topics your child is interested in and suggest areas of the library or book-store that have books on that topic. Connect reading to at-home experiences. For example, finding a book on machines would help explain why a toy or clock is not working at home.

Invention:

  • Reading that initiates or inspires creation or invention motivates many children. For example, a child who has read -Goldilocks and the Three Bears‖ may want to create porridge that Papa Bear would enjoy. Reading with invention in mind is spontaneous and often occurs after reading is fin-ished. The creativeness involved with this motivation allows children to further their reading inter-ests and -invent‖ themselves.

http://www.read.gov/curious/index.html  

 Homework Helpers

Discovery Education
Homework Helper
Homework Spot
Beehive InfoPlease
Homework Help

Techonology Tips

Cell Phone Safety Social Networking Sites:
A Parent's Guide
Cyberbullying Tips Tips for Parents in a
High Tech World

Online Research Sites

Ask Bob Rankin Research Tools
ipl2 for teens Searching the Internet Effectively

 

INTERNET SAFETY

Knowlege is power! Keep your child safe on the Internet by knowing the facts.

iKeepSafe.org
A great resource for parents with simple points for keeping your child safe on the Internet. Videos and tutorials are available for viewing.

WebWiseKids.org
This website has important information for parents and teens.

Internet Safety from Kids Health
A wonderful website with information about Internet laws, online protection tools, chat room cautions, plus so much more.

WiredKids.org
This website has areas for all ages with quizzes and games for teaching students how to be safe on the Internet.

Cyber Bullying
What is cyber bullying? How do I prevent it? What are the laws? This website answers these questions and more.

NetSmartz
A great resource filled with valuable information pertaining the Internet safety.

 

 

BULLYING INFORMATION

Bullyinginfo.org
This website was created by Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 12 Federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth. The IWGYP promotes the goal of positive, healthy outcomes for youth

PTA Parent Guide
Information on the website includes strategies to safeguard children and guides for parents.

Stop Bullying Now
This is a great website for students.

Dealing with Bullying
A website full of information about how to deal with the problem of bullying. Helpful suggestions are given.

Bullying at School and Online
This helpful website included suggestions for parents, warning signs, informational videos, and webinars.

Bullying Prevention Toolkit
This information is from the Georgia Department of Education.