• Dear Monroe Elementary families,

    We hope this message finds you well. At Monroe Elementary, we believe that a strong partnership between the school and parents is essential for our students' academic success. In that spirit, we want to share some valuable information and tips on how you can support your child's learning journey, particularly in the foundational academic concepts.

    Why It's Important:

    Understanding basic academic concepts lays the groundwork for a child's future educational achievements. These concepts include reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills. By working together, we can help your child develop a strong foundation in these areas.

    Reading:

    Read Together: Spend time reading with your child regularly. Encourage them to read aloud and ask questions about the story.

    Visit the Library: Take trips to the library to explore a variety of books. Let your child choose books that interest them.

    Writing:

    Journaling: Encourage your child to keep a journal. They can write about their day, dreams, or anything that sparks their creativity.

    Writing Prompts: Provide fun writing prompts or challenges to get their creative juices flowing.

    Math:

    Math Games: Play math-related games, like counting objects, solving puzzles, or playing board games that involve math.

    Real-World Math: Involve your child in everyday math tasks, such as measuring ingredients while cooking or calculating change when shopping.

    Critical Thinking:

    Puzzles and Brain Teasers: Work on puzzles and brain teasers to enhance problem-solving skills.

    Discuss Ideas: Encourage your child to ask questions, share their thoughts, and discuss ideas with you.

    Effective Tips:

    Consistency: Set aside regular time for learning at home. Consistency is key.

    Make it Fun: Learning should be enjoyable. Incorporate games, challenges, and rewards to make it engaging.

    Support, Don't Pressure: Be patient and provide support. Avoid putting too much pressure on your child.

    Communication with Teachers:

    Stay in touch with your child's teachers. They can provide additional resources and guidance.

    Attend parent-teacher conferences and ask about your child's progress and areas for improvement.

    Remember that every child learns at their own pace. It's essential to celebrate their progress and encourage a love of learning. If you ever have questions or need additional resources, please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher or our school's academic support team.

    Attending is key:

    Attendance Matters at Monroe Elementary. Our expectation is that each student attends school every day, for the full day. Please contact us if you need any support developing home routines to ensure strong attendance for your children.

    Working together, we can help your child build a strong academic foundation and routines that will serve them well throughout their educational journey.

    Thank you for your ongoing support and dedication to your child's education.

    GO EAGLES! 

    Rich Middaugh