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? https://tpitip.com/?11kO8433 Celebren la Semana de la Geografía con un mapa https://tpitip.com/?21kO8433
6 months 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. https://tpitip.com/?11kI8433 Usted es el maestro a quien su hijo más acude https://tpitip.com/?21kI8433
6 months 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. https://tpitip.com/?31kF8433 Relacione el trabajo escolar con la vida real http://tpitip.com/?41kG8433
6 months 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! https://tpitip.com/?11kE8433 Aprender perseverancia vale la pena https://tpitip.com/?21kE8433
6 months 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. https://tpitip.com/?31jd8433 El apoyo ayuda a los jóvenes a permanecer en la escuela https://tpitip.com/?41jd8433
7 months ago, Loretta Bivins
We had a dress-up day to celebrate Nevada and Halloween at the Southern District Office.
7 months 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)
7 months 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. https://tpitip.com/?11jY8433 Divida las tareas grandes en partes pequeñas para ayudar a su hijo a realizarlas https://tpitip.com/?21jY8433
7 months ago, Loretta Bivins
Nye County School District is Hiring in our Northern Communities.
7 months 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. https://tpitip.com/?31jX8433 Aborde el humor de los jóvenes con una comunicación clara, tranquila y abierta https://tpitip.com/?41jX8433
7 months 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. https://tpitip.com/?11jU8433 Consejos de los maestros para marcar una diferencia en el aprendizaje https://tpitip.com/?21jU8433
7 months 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. https://tpitip.com/?31jJ8433 Un poco de preparación mejora las reuniones con los maestros http://tpitip.com/?41jJ8433
7 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. https://tpitip.com/?11jE8433 Las claves para estudiar con tarjetas son dividir y dominar https://tpitip.com/?21jE8433
7 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. https://tpitip.com/?11jC8433 Amplíe la escritura descriptiva con un juego de adjetivos https://tpitip.com/?21jB8433
8 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. https://tpitip.com/?31ia8433 Si su joven tiene un empleo, verifique que no descuide el trabajo escolar https://tpitip.com/?41ia8433
8 months ago, Loretta Bivins
Build your teen's project-management skills The ability to manage long-term assignments is a critical study skill. When your teen has a term paper or other big project to do, teach him to break the assignment down into smaller chunks. For example, he'll need to pick a topic, do research, decide what to cover, make an outline, write a rough draft, edit and write a final draft. Help your teen define his steps, figure out how each will get done, and assign a deadline for each. https://tpitip.com/?31iY8433 Desarrolle las habilidades de su joven para abordar proyectos https://tpitip.com/?41iY8433
8 months ago, Loretta Bivins
Can you collect all the letters on an alphabet hike? Turn an ordinary walk into an alphabet hike and have some learning fun! Have your child write the alphabet on a piece of paper. Then grab a grocery bag and set out together to find one item that starts with each letter. Pull up a Dandelion, pick up a Penny, dig for a Worm. When you get home, ask your child to arrange the items in alphabetical order. https://tpitip.com/?11iV8433 ¿Pueden juntar objetos para todas las letras del alfabeto en una caminata? https://tpitip.com/?21iV8433
8 months ago, Loretta Bivins
Respect sets the stage for learning Healthy respect for people is an important basis for a productive learning environment. Teach your child that common courtesies (like saying "thank you" and "excuse me") and honesty are important ways of showing respect. Listening to others' views and accepting their differences is another. Model respectful behavior, and offer praise when you see your child being courteous and respectful. https://tpitip.com/?11iP8433 El respeto prepara el camino para el aprendizaje https://tpitip.com/?21iP8433
8 months ago, Loretta Bivins
Overcoming setbacks is an important way to learn If your teen fails a test or receives a bad report card, she can still benefit from it. Teach her that failure is really an opportunity to solve a problem. Help her swap words like "failure" for words like "setback" that make it clear the situation is temporary. Let her know that asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Then help your teen find out what resources are available at school. https://tpitip.com/?31iO8433 Superar los reveses es una manera importante de aprender https://tpitip.com/?41iO8433
8 months ago, Loretta Bivins
Encourage your teen to talk before writing The next time your teen agonizes over a writing assignment, suggest that she talk it through. She can talk to herself, to you, to someone else or even to an audio recorder. Once she's explained her points out loud, it will be a lot easier to write a rough draft. When it's time to refine the draft, suggest that your teen talk some more. https://tpitip.com/?31iH8433 Sugiérale a su joven que hable antes de escribir https://tpitip.com/?41iH8433
8 months ago, Loretta Bivins