Super 5

Super 5

When it comes to getting your child off to a new school year, you are a learning hero!

Use the Readiness Check, a new (free) interactive tool developed by leading experts in math and reading, as well as the Super 5 tips and resources to set your child up for success this year!

How can you help your child start the school year strong?

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1. Get a Gut Check

1. Get a Gut Check

Use the Readiness Check to get a sense of how prepared your child is for their new grade. Pay attention to how easy or hard it is for them to do grade-level tasks, and look at the annual state test results from last year. If you haven’t received the results yet, ask your child’s teacher.
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3. Make it Fun

3. Make it Fun

You are the expert on your child and can help make learning exciting! Read together on topics that interest your child. Find math in everyday life and turn it into a game. These small learning moments add up to a lot!
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5. Support Life Skills

5. Support Life Skills

Strengths such as communication, problem-solving, and confidence will help your child in school and life. Talk openly with your child about how they feel and how they handle situations, especially the tough ones.
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2. Partner Up

2. Partner Up

At your first teacher meeting, bring your child’s state test results and ask what they mean for this year. Find out what’s expected of your child and how you can help at home. Help the teacher get to know your child by sharing their interests and strengths as well as what you learned from the Readiness Check.
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4. Celebrate Effort

4. Celebrate Effort

Help your child see that hard work is what leads to success. Focus on effort and what your child is learning. This will help your child feel less nervous about new tasks or subjects.
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*Parents 2017: Unleashing Their Power & Potential **Scholastic Teacher and Principal School Report, 2016

Ready for the new school year?

According to our national survey, 90% of parents believe their child is performing at or above grade level.
What percentage of teachers say students start the school year prepared for grade-level work?*

Want a gut-check on how ready your child is for the new school year? It only takes a few minutes.

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