Public school. In some families, public school almost sounds like a dirty word. They have been homeschooling for so long that they cant even imagine sending their children somewhere else for their educational needs. Yet if youre a working parent or you just dont feel like youre up to getting the homeschooling thing off the ground, this means that youre going to need to think about public school a bit different. Instead of just assuming that you have no say, you would actually be a lot better off going to see what can be done to expand your childs learning even when theyre in public school. Some people assume that the teacher really doesnt want to hear from parents, but this isnt true.
When you think about it, it actually makes sense they want to make sure that youre going to be able to get interested in your childs life. You might assume that every parent is thinking about these things, but many parents choose not to really get involved unless the teacher makes a point of saying something to the parent. Most parents feel that if they arent directly contacted about a childs performance that everything is just fine and theres nothing to worry about. However, this isnt really the case. Most teachers have to deal with 25 30 students, and that makes for a very full class. We would love to have a perfect educational system where there really arent that many children in a classroom, but thats not always possible.
One of the best ways that you can expand your childs learning is to coordinate things with the teacher your child interacts with the most. You want to always make sure that you let the teacher know that you really are serious about keeping the lines of communication open.
Once you know what your children are working on in school you can go out and get learning guides. If your child is just now learning Spanish in school, you might want to make it fun at home by looking up the Spanish words for every item of furniture in the house. It can easily become a family activity and you might even learn a few things too!
Its going to be up to you to shape your childs education, whether they are in public school, private school or being homeschooled. Dont think that you dont have the power to make decisions and get things done. Start the process today by talking to your child about what they want to learn. Do they need to go to the library? Do they want to learn something different that requires new material to be ordered? See what you can do for your children and go from there!
Now is the perfect time to take your childs instruction to the next level are you ready? Good luck!