Success Corner 1. Ways to Support Your Child's Education at Redeemer Lutheran EducationWe grow stronger as a community when we are working together and informed. The more we know, the better equipped we will be to support the education we’ve chosen for our children. 2. Communicate with teachers regularlyBoth with your concerns and your positive comments about what your child is learning. Teachers want and need to hear from parents about how various aspects of the curriculum unfold within each child. If you have particular concerns, voice them early. If you notice specific changes, positive or negative, in your child at home, make these known to the teacher. 3. Create a home environment that supports the teachers’ workEncourage children to play imaginatively, and avoid relying on television to passively learn or entertain. Visual images on television and in films can interfere with a child’s imaginative capacities and contribute to disruptive behavior. Limiting and eliminating television, on the other hand, has no adverse affects. 4. Make sure children arrive on time and properly dressed for the weather 5. Volunteer to assist with special activities such as class field trips, plays and fundraisers There are several ways to learn about volunteer opportunities at the school: ask your classroom teacher, check your child's classroom site, or visit the website for calendar dates. Don’t wait for someone to contact you. Ask the office staff or teachers what you can do to help. Be sure to record your hours in the volunteer log in the main office. 6. Inform the teacher If there is anything special going on with your child or if there are major changes in the home (death of a loved-one or pet, new baby, etc.) or if he/she will be absent from the school for more than one day, please notify the teacher. 7. Provide a regular time and space for homework 8. Take an interest in all subjects, not just the main lessons Your interest in the subjects will communicate their importance to your child. Find out how the stories of the day live in your child by being available for conversation during quiet moments. Children often cannot or will not provide information on demand. Simply asking, “How was your day?” almost always provokes a monosyllabic response.