How to Support Your Child At Home
Academics at PS 230
Grade Level Activities
If your child is home from school, we encourage you to use this time to continue your child's learning while they are at home.
To help students learn at home, the NYC Department of Education is sharing resources for students in all grades, from Early Learn through elementary and middle school, and high school. These materials do not replace what your child has been learning at school, but it is important that students continue to read, write, do social studies and science activities and work on math problems while they are at home.
The materials on Learn at Home include:
- Suggested daily study schedules
- Guides and materials for instructional activities
- Recommended educational television shows
- Links to a variety of books, magazines, and websites on a wide range of topics that appeal to children at all ages
Free Homework Help
Free Homework Help
Windsor Terrace Library (corner of E. 5th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway)
Mondays: 3 - 5 pm
Wednesdays: 4 - 6 pm
Kensington Library (18th Avenue, near E. 2nd Street)
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays : 3 - 6 pm
Apps and Websites
The parent-teacher conference is the start (or continuation) of a conversation. Use this time to speak about strengths, concerns and issues, and schedule follow-up meetings to work on detailed actions.
Really there’s only one question you need to ask your child’s teacher.
How can I best help YOU help my child?
A teacher who understands that as a parent you are there to help, collaborate and respond will be more likely to help YOU when it comes to your child’s education. Go to your parent-teacher conferences with a game plan, but above all, remember this is a team sport. You and your student are definitely the players, and the teacher is the coach. Listen actively, and let him or her guide you. In the end, your willingness to be a team player will go a long way to fostering a great learning experience for everyone involved!
8 Questions to Ask:
1. What would you say are my child’s strengths & learning opportunities?
2. How is my child’s behavior and what does it tell you about my child’s learning style?
3. How should I track my child’s performance? Are there examples of my child’s work?
4. Do you have suggestions for things we can do at home to better support my child’s learning?
5. Are my child’s assignments completed on time and at an appropriate performance level?
6. What types of books and educational games do you recommend for my learner? Is there a list of suggested readings?
7. How is my child getting along socially with other children?
8. What am I not asking or noticing that I should be?
Games For Reading
Use colored play-dough to make letters. Roll the play-dough into pencil-thick coils. Use the coils to form letters. Some letters may be capitals; and the letters may not all be the same size. That's ok!
Then use the letters to create words.
If you would like to save one of the words, let the play-dough dry, and then glue the word onto a piece of cardboard or poster paper for display.
Use chalk to write a jumbo word!
Have your child say a word. Write the word in great big jumbo letters on the pavement of the playground or linoleum floor. (Don't worry, the chalk washes up quickly and easily!)
Have your child to walk along the path that each letter makes. Have them hop, skip, spin, crawl, tiptoe, baby-step, giant-step, walk backwards or dance.
When your child has explored one word, wipe it off and write a new one. Or move to a new spot on the pavement.
Your child might want you to hop, skip, jump and so forth across the letters. Why not do it? It can be fun to share this game with your children!
- from "Games for Reading: Playful Ways to Help Your Child Read," by Peggy Kaye