Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the PCMS Parent Night"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to the PCMS Parent Night Teachable study skills to help your students at home!
2 Brought to you by –Katrina Harrison – 6th Grade Humanities Plus and Study SkillsMichele Van More- 8th Grade HumanitiesJolene Anderson – 8th Grade ScienceLaura Meserole – Counseling Intern
3 Agenda Study Skills Understanding Connect and teacher websites How to use Family Access
4 Tips for structuring the middle school student at home Students at homeTips for structuring the middle school student at home
5 Be Prepared Notebook Paper Pens (black, blue & red) Pencils Binder Flash drivePlanner
6 Organize PLANNER (for school) MONTHLY CALENDAR (at home) Don’t like school planners = get anotherMonthly blank printoutMONTHLY CALENDAR (at home)File cabinet (for home)Each class has a fileGraded work accessed later“back up plan” for Family AccessTEACHER WEBSITES “bookmarked”FAMILY ACCESSto ensure received
7 PrioritizeStudy areaNoise controlNo distractionsA place all their own…kind of…20-30 minute intervals (break, then return to studies)Left to Right or vice-versaStation 1: planner checklist (far left)Station 2: “To do” on the left (right handed persons)Station 3: work in progressStation 4: completed work (checked off in planner)
8 Study habits/tips Daily notes Flashcards Books on CD/MP3 Photocopy excerptsAnnotateHighlightPurchase booksAmazon used; others
9 Incentive program Daily Weekly Only school? Include at home? Reasonable points (allow for error – give more past standard)Incentives need to be honest & consistent
10 Reminder chart “I forgot it.” “I left it at home.” “I don’t know where it is.”“I swear I did it but...”
41 Family Access – What is it for? Find Student InformationCheck grades and missing assignmentsContact TeachersFind a student scheduleIf you do not know your family access log on information, please contact Kim Schneider, PCMS Registraror
42 Family Access – How do I get there? Logging in to Skyward/Family Access:Visit the Issaquah School District Website -Click on the link at the bottom of the page.
43 Student Grades and Missing Assignments Checking Student Grades:Click on the GRADEBOOK link!Under Gradebook, parents can see:A progress report for each class. This also shows grades foreach mid-trimester and end of trimester.Missing assignments. Missing assignments for ALL trimestersare here. If you are encouraging students make-up missingassignments, remember to focus on the current trimester.
44 Teacher Calendar Calendar: Click on the CALENDAR link! Under the Calendar, parents can see:AbsencesMessages sent from teachersWhen assignments were due and the grades received on thoseassignmentsUpcoming school/district events or changes in the schedule
46 Questions and Practice The computer lab next door is available to walk through Family Access or Connect websitesWe are all available to answer any questionsThank you for coming!Please fill out the feedback form on your way out!