Let your child see you keep your temper when you are upset. Instead of yelling, calmly talk about how you feel.
Teach your child to defend against bullying by saying no, walking away from fights and telling an adult.
Talk about one of your favorite books. Ask about one of your child’s.
Look for signs of fall: changing daylight, colored leaves, pumpkins, etc.
Let your child stay up 30 minutes past bedtime as a treat. The catch? The time must be spent reading!
Have family members make a list of their strengths. Read them aloud. Add to one another’s lists.
Write an encouraging note to your child. Tuck it in a school notebook.
Help your child do something nice for someone else.
Go for a walk or bike ride with your child today. Challenge each other to spot something you haven’t seen before.
Talk about fire safety. What should your child do in case of a fire?
Ware County Schools will observe Fall Break Monday, Oct 16 - Friday, Oct 20, 2023. School will resume for staff and students on Monday, Oct 23, 2023. We hope you have a safe and restful holiday!
Have your child write or dictate a short story about a favorite teacher.
Praise something your child did well today. Make your praise as specific as possible.
Have your child write down a weekly goal. Make one for yourself, too.
Write down five of your child’s successes this week and five of your own. Post the list where you can both see it.
Have your child name five jobs that might be interesting to do. Try to help your child interview someone in one of these jobs or fields.
Ask what your child is most looking forward to this school year.
What foods make your child think of autumn? Apples, pears, squash? Choose one and prepare a healthy dish together.
When your child asks a question you can’t answer, write it down. Keep a list of questions to look up later.
If you haven’t met your child’s teacher yet, make plans to do so, either in person or online.