Resources to Support Learning at Home
WHAT PARENTS CAN DO
Parents can greatly impact their child's learning. Research has shown that the more parents understand what their children are learning and the more parents know how to help at home the better children do in school.
This web page is one way that Arlington Heights is working to help parents support their children. It provides parents with information and resources that can support children in a variety of ways.
- Ask your child about their day at school. Avoid questions that require a yes/no or one word answer. Start with a phrase such as ‘Tell me about…’
- Have your child teach you. This reinforces their learning and is a fun way for parents to find out about what their child is learning. It also can help you pinpoint problem areas.
- Set up a specific space and time each day for homework.
- Do not hesitate to talk with your child’s teacher if your child is having trouble finishing homework or does not understand it. If you have your teacher’s home phone number, don’t hesitate to call.
- Stay nearby in case your child needs help or has questions.
RESOURCES to FIND HELP WITH HOMEWORK
- Talk with your child’s teacher. E-mail your teacher if you have any questions. Their e-mail can be found on our 'Staff Directory' page.
- The Homework Center at the Monroe County Public Library. FREE Drop-in Homework Help. 3:30-7:30pm, Monday – Thursday, 1:30 – 4:30pm, Sunday.
- Ask Rose. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Homework Hotline. FREE math and science homework help to students in grades 6-12. Homework Hotline from 7 pm – 10 pm, September through May toll free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE or on-line at www.AskRose.org.
- FREE Reading Tutoring sessions at the Monroe County Public Library. Weekly one-on-one 30 minute sessions. Call 349-3100 for more information. Registration is required.
LEARNING to READ - WEB RESOURCESHelping children learn about reading - from the National Association for the Education of Young Children
Helping your child learn to read - A parent's guide
Helping Children with Learning Disabilities to Succeed - Learning To Read/Reading To Learn
Literacy and numeracy tip sheets for parents - From the Peel school district in Ontario, Canada
Parental Involvement - 100 home/school activities at the kindergarten level. Organized by reading and literacy skills for kindergarteners. These help children develop their ability to read and write; from the U.S. Department of Education. first grade parents, second grade parents, third grade parents
Research on how parents help children to read: by Irvine Unified School District in California
1. Tips for Reading to Your Child
2. Phrases that Encourage
3. Questions that Encourage Conversation about Reading
4. Concepts about Print
5. Phonemic Awareness Activities For 4-5-6 Year Olds
6. Phonemic Awareness Activities For 6-7 Year Olds
7. Bibliography: K-3 Phonemic Awareness
8. Ten Tips: Helping Your Child Read Effectively
9. Breaking the Sound-It-Out Barrier
10. Reading Tips for Parents, Primary Caregivers, and Educators
Simple Things You Can Do To Help All Children Read Well and Independently by the End of the Third Grade.
Children’s Literature Links for Parents
MATHEMATICS - WEB RESOURCES
Cool Math for Parents.
Drilling Multiplication Tables of 2, 3, 10, and 5 - teaching guide from Homeschool Math
FunBrain links to math games
Helping Children Learn at Home - math and science tips for children
Helping Your Child Learn Math
Helping your child learn math - A parent guide
Math and Young Children - a list of links by age level
Math for Elementary School Kids - from Teach R Kids
Math for the Fun of It
POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT & DISCIPLINE - WEB RESOURCES
Discipline for Young Children
SafeKids Helps parents and teachers to teach children to learn to explore the Internet safely; from Microsoft.
Funbrain.com Educational games…
Safe Surfing with your family from yahooligans
Parent & Child Magazine
By Scholastic; this is an online version of the magazine
Bradford Woods – Indiana University Outdoor Center
Fifth graders at Arlington Heights Elementary attend an overnight camping trip to Bradford Woods for 2 ½ days during the school year. This outdoor education facility has been a part of the MCCSC curriculum since the 1950s.