Create afternoon routines for easier mornings "Where is my library book?" "I can't find my math worksheet!" If your mornings sound like this, add some routines to the afternoon. Designate a special box for your child's school materials. As soon as she walks in the door, have her go to that box to unload. After completing assignments, she should put them back in the box. Each evening, your child can pack the contents of the box into her backpack, ready for the next day. Para facilitar las mañanas, cree rutinas para la tarde
1 day ago, Loretta Bivins
Support your teen by showing you care Nothing supports teens like knowing that their parents love them. And nothing gets that message across like showing them. Try to do a few special things for your teen each week. Tuck a treat in her backpack where she'll find it at school. Give her a copy of her favorite magazine. Put your love in writing on a greeting card. And schedule some time to spend together one-on-one. Para apoyar a su joven, muéstrele que a usted le importa
7 days ago, Loretta Bivins
Put learning on the list of things to be grateful for A positive outlook helps children do better in school. Gratitude builds that attitude. Take time to sit down with your family often and share lists of things you are thankful for. Be sure to mention school and any progress your child is making. Has a teacher done something special to help? Have your child take a few minutes to write or say "Thanks." Ponga el aprendizaje en la lista de cosas para agradecer
7 days ago, Loretta Bivins
Active listening encourages teens to open up Teens need to know that their parents are there to listen to them. One of the best ways to show this to your teen is with a technique called active listening. To listen actively, create opportunities to let your teen talk without distractions. Concentrate on what he says, and restate what you hear to confirm your understanding. It is important to show respect for your teen's ideas, even if you don't agree with them. Escuchar activamente anima a los jóvenes a abrirse
12 days ago, Loretta Bivins
Suggest that your teen proofread out loud Your teen has great ideas, but do her papers get marked down because she makes careless errors? Teach her to reread her work aloud slowly before turning it in. It's sometimes easier to hear a mistake than to see it. She should also take care to read what's actually on the page and not let her eyes fill in what they want to see. Then, have her double-check for errors that she knows she tends to make. Sugiérale a su joven que revise sus textos en voz alta
17 days ago, Loretta Bivins
Celebrate Geography Awareness Week with a map activity November 15-19 is Geography Awareness Week. Here's a fun activity that will give your child practice reading maps. Find a road map of the country online. Let your child choose a place he'd like to visit. Together, try to determine the best route. Have your child use the map's scale to estimate how many miles it is to your destination. How many hours or days would it take to drive there? Celebren la Semana de la Geografía con un mapa
19 days ago, Loretta Bivins
You are the teacher your child looks to most Parents are their children's first teachers. Even after kids start school, they spend only about 16 percent of their time in class. Parents have the other 84 percent of their children's time. Make your child's education a priority for that time. You are her most influential teacher. Usted es el maestro a quien su hijo más acude
22 days ago, Loretta Bivins
Add a real-life dimension to schoolwork Even the most studious teens get bored with schoolwork sometimes. That's when parents can add interest to learning with fun activities. If your teen is reading a novel or a play, for example, find a movie version and watch together. If she's studying history, look online for short videos that bring events to life. If it's science, ask the teacher to suggest an experiment your teen can do that illustrates what's going on in class. Relacione el trabajo escolar con la vida real
25 days ago, Loretta Bivins
Learning perseverance is worth the effort Perseverance is hard work. But your child's effort to develop the habit now will help him achieve in school. Teach him that "You're never a failure until you give up." Talk about a time when you wanted to give up, but didn't, and overcame an obstacle. Then have some fun: Set out a jigsaw puzzle to do together, and don't quit until the last piece is in! Aprender perseverancia vale la pena
26 days ago, Loretta Bivins
Show the support that helps teens stay in school To be ready for college or a career, your teen must stay in school. To encourage him, talk frequently about how much you appreciate your own education, or why you wish you'd gotten more. Make sure he has access to study materials at home or at the library, and support his efforts to complete schoolwork. Focus on your teen's strengths, not his weaknesses, and express confidence in his abilities. El apoyo ayuda a los jóvenes a permanecer en la escuela
about 1 month ago, Loretta Bivins
We had a dress-up day to celebrate Nevada and Halloween at the Southern District Office.
about 1 month ago, Nye County School District
Dress Up Day
We asked school staff to show their team spirit by creating a puzzle reflecting their personalities. These are the winners. -- Hafen Elementary - 1st Place -- Manse Elementary - 2nd Place -- Tonopah Elementary - 3rd Place (tied) -- Beatty Elementary - 3rd Place (tied)
about 1 month ago, Nye County School District
Hafen Puzzle
Manse Puzzle
Beatty Puzzle
Break big tasks into small pieces to help your child see them through Many elementary schoolers have a tough time thinking ahead and following through on their plans. One reason is that they lack a realistic sense of time. Your child may really think one day is enough time to finish a big project. Help her break large assignments down into small parts to do over several days. Divida las tareas grandes en partes pequeñas para ayudar a su hijo a realizarlas
about 1 month ago, Loretta Bivins
Nye County School District is Hiring in our Northern Communities.
about 1 month ago, NCSD, Human Resources
Available Jobs in our Northern Schools
Respond to teen moods with clear, calm and open communication Teens are often moody people. But experts say that teens who feel a connection with their parents do better in school. To encourage that connection, keep your temper under control, even if your teen doesn't. If he claims he needs his "space," create times when you are available for conversations, either in person or on the phone. And let him know what is and isn't acceptable behavior. Aborde el humor de los jóvenes con una comunicación clara, tranquila y abierta
about 1 month ago, Loretta Bivins
Teachers' tips can make a big difference in your child's learning What do teachers wish that families would do to help their students be successful in school? Simple things: Set firm standards. Read to your child. Attend parent-teacher conferences. Communicate often with the teachers, and give them lots of information about your child's interests, strengths and weaknesses. When you team up with the teachers, you improve your child's chance of school success. Consejos de los maestros para marcar una diferencia en el aprendizaje
about 1 month ago, Loretta Bivins
A little preparation improves parent-teacher conferences Your student may be a teen, but that doesn't mean you should stop having parent-teacher conferences. Teaming up with the teachers always benefits your student. For the best results, plan ahead. Ask your teen if he has any concerns. Then, list things you want to discuss with the teacher, such as changes at home, your teen's strengths and interests, his progress, and ways you can help him with schoolwork. Un poco de preparación mejora las reuniones con los maestros
about 2 months ago, Loretta Bivins
For success with flash cards, divide and conquer Studying with flash cards is a great way for students to memorize a large number of math facts, definitions, dates or vocabulary words. When working with flash cards, divide them into small groups. Shuffling the cards each time they're used will help your child learn the facts in any order. Frequent, short study sessions are best. Spend the most time on the cards your child has yet to master. Las claves para estudiar con tarjetas son dividir y dominar
about 2 months ago, Loretta Bivins
Before you meet with the teacher, talk to your child Getting your child's perspective is an important way to prepare for a parent-teacher conference. Ask your child questions about how school is going, such as: "What do you like about your class this year?" "What are some of the most successful things you've done?" "What was the most difficult project for you so far?" He will know that his opinions count, and that you and the teacher are working together to help him learn. Amplíe la escritura descriptiva con un juego de adjetivos
about 2 months ago, Loretta Bivins
Make sure your working teen has time for schoolwork Many high school students will be looking for part-time jobs during this school year. Jobs can have great benefits for teens, but they shouldn't interfere with students' school performance. Remember that school accounts for at least 30 hours each week (and an activity can add 10 more). Limit your teen's employment hours to 10 per week, and watch his grades. If they drop, he should cut back on work hours. School is your teen's main job. Si su joven tiene un empleo, verifique que no descuide el trabajo escolar
2 months ago, Loretta Bivins