Ask teachers how to support summer learning The learning activities you provide your teen can improve her academic success. But you don't have to come up with them on your own. Your teen's teachers can offer suggestions and guidance. You may not be able to meet in person, but you can email them and ask for help. Ask for specific suggestions of things you can do with your teen this summer to help her be as ready as possible for the next school year. http://niswc.com/36fBC276091
Bird watching is science in action To help your child connect with science, encourage her to keep a record of the birds she sees. She can draw them, write descriptions or take pictures. While she's at it, discuss ways humans and birds are similar. You might ask, "Do you think baby birds are afraid when they learn to fly? Are there things you might be afraid to do but know you need to learn?" Help her go online to identify and learn more about birds in your area. http://niswc.com/16fDC276091 _______________________________________
Special School Board Meeting - Tuesday, 6/2/20 --- Agenda: https://bit.ly/nyecsdbotagendas --- Live-Stream: https://bit.ly/nyecsdbotlive
Nye County School District Special Board Meeting tonight: Superintendent Interviews -- First interview starts at 4:00, second at 6:15. -- Agenda: https://bit.ly/nyecsdbotagendas -- Live-Stream: https://bit.ly/nyecsdbotlive -- Provide Feedback on Candidates: https://bit.ly/nyecsdsuptsearchfeedback ---- Anonymous comments will not be considered by the Board.
Use this link to comment on the Superintendent Candidates. -- Provide Feedback on Candidates: https://bit.ly/nyecsdsuptsearchfeedback ---- Anonymous comments will not be considered by the Board.
Nye County School District Special Board Meeting tonight: Superintendent Interviews -- First interview starts at 4:00, second at 6:15. -- Agenda: https://bit.ly/nyecsdbotagendas -- Live-Stream: https://bit.ly/nyecsdbotlive
Teach lessons in math and money In a few years, your teen will be responsible for her own finances. Teaching her about banking now will help prepare her and sharpen her math skills at the same time. To get started, assign your teen a pretend amount of money, like 500 dollars. Ask her to check the newspaper or online for the savings interest rates at local banks, and calculate how much interest her money would earn in a year at each bank. http://niswc.com/36eZC276091
Make learning fractions as easy as folding a napkin Fractions can be fun to learn, particularly when kids can get their hands on them. To help your child see fractions in action, show him how to fold paper towels or napkins into equal parts. Start with halves: How many ways can you fold the paper to create two equal halves? Move on to fourths, eighths and sixteenths. Let your child use magic markers to label the fractions. http://niswc.com/16edC276091
More from Manse! Ready for the stuff drop off!
Information for all school board meetings can be found here: https://bit.ly/nyecsdbotagendas Information regarding the two special meetings next week has been posted. Information on providing public comment is on the agenda.
Materials Return at Manse Elementary!
The Nye County School District appreciates the efforts of Local Pahrump (@news41) to support our students transitioning from 5th grade to middle school. However, the event they scheduled was not coordinated with any of the Pahrump schools and will create congestion with the schools’ pick-up/drop-off schedules for personal and school items. While we are proud of our 5th grade students and sad to not be able to honor them with a clap out, we must inform you that this event is not school sponsored as NCSD is not authorized to coordinate any type of mass gathering on school campuses at this time.
Talking, calmness and laughter help relieve stress When life seems scary or uncertain, how can you reduce the stressful effects on your teen? Experts recommend asking your teen what's on her mind. She may not necessarily be worried about the same things you are. Make it a point to set an example of calm behavior, and share your strategies for doing so. You can also try to make your teen laugh. Laughter is a natural stress reliever. http://niswc.com/36eTC276091
This game makes math patterns child's play Improve your child's ability to recognize math patterns by playing the What's My Operation game. First, think of a simple math operation, such as "add 5" or "multiply by 3." Then, ask your child to say a number. Perform your operation silently and say the result. So, if you choose multiply by 3, when your child says 6, you say 18. She says 4, you say 12. After three rounds, can she guess your operation? Now it's her turn. http://niswc.com/16eRC276091
Parents & Guardians, please take this anonymous short survey with regard to COVID-19, school closures, and concerns for next school year. https://bit.ly/NyeCSDParentSurvey19-1 The more input we get, the better we can address concerns. Thank you.
Stay engaged in education! Research shows that family trust, communication and involvement in education have a bigger effect than school learning environment on student achievement. Staying involved in your teen's education is critical, especially if he isn't currently going to school. Make learning a family priority. Ask your teen about what he's learning each day. To stay connected with the school, read every communication that is sent out. http://niswc.com/36eQC276091
For better math results, encourage reading Many teens don't make the most of their math assignments. They see their math textbook only as a place to find the problems they are assigned. But a math book is also a resource for understanding the "why" of a math method. Encourage your teen to get into the habit of reading (and rereading!) the explanations in the book before she starts to solve the assigned problems. http://niswc.com/36eJC276091
Make the most of virtual communication Teens love to stay in touch with friends online. Technology can also provide a way for you to stay close to your teen. If you and your teen are apart during the day, email or text her greetings, reminders, a joke or a note about what you're doing. It's also likely that your teen also knows something about computers that you don't. Ask her to share an app or teach you a skill. http://niswc.com/36daC276091 ________________________________ Expect your teen to be conscientious, not perfect Research shows that when parents have high expectations for their students, the students will rise to meet them. But expectations should also be realistic. If they are too high, teens may get so anxious that they view small mistakes as failure. To avoid going overboard, pay more attention to efforts than results. Remind your teen that mistakes are opportunities to learn, and let him see you fixing your own errors. http://niswc.com/36ddC276091
Consistency fosters self-discipline Children develop self-discipline when they have a clear set of rules to stick to. When parents enforce the rules, kids may grumble, but they are usually relieved. Make your rules and expectations clear to your child, then be sure to praise him when he lives up to them. Point out ways he benefits from following the rules. And as your child proves he can handle responsibility, give him more freedom. http://niswc.com/16daC276091 _______________________________ When you relax, your child will, too Kids can suffer from stress just like adults. And that stress can have an impact on their studies, relationships and sleep. The first step in helping your child relax is to relax yourself. Move slowly and talk in a quiet voice. Sit in a comfortable place together. Close your eyes and listen to soothing music. Or take an imaginary trip by describing a peaceful place. Ask your child to imagine what you'll do there. http://niswc.com/16eCC276091
Mr. Norton provides an update regarding Nye County's Food Distribution Program (4/24/20) https://www.facebook.com/NyeCountySchoolDistrict/videos/545327183031431/