Bridging School and Home Through Family Nights

Author: Diane W. Kyle
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412914673
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This how-to guide includes all the necessary information and materials for implementing family nights that increase parental involvement and improve academic achievement.

Home School and Community Relations

Author: Carol Gestwicki
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111833230
Format: PDF, ePub
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This practical, comprehensive text is an indispensable guide for home-school-community collaborations. HOME, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS, 8th Edition, meets the needs of current and practicing teachers, as well as administrators, who are trying to create effective partnerships with families. It provides an overview of modern families and their complex roles to sensitize teachers to the diversity and needs of families they will encounter. The text fully discusses both the benefits of creating productive partnerships and the barriers that teachers must overcome. Abundant examples clarify the book’s practical and effective communication strategies. Current developments in the field of early childhood education are emphasized, including legislative mandates in education, professional standards of the field, and strategies for working with families of students with diverse learning needs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Bridging Multiple Worlds

Author: Catherine R. Cooper
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195080203
Format: PDF, ePub
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Considering research, practice, and policies on opening pathways to overcome educational disparities, this book offers new quantitative and qualitative evidence to introduce a multi-level theory on how youth navigate across the cultural worlds of their families, schools, peers, and community programs to access academic opportunities.

Family Reading Night

Author: Darcy J. Hutchins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317694309
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Host family reading nights at your school! These events promote literacy outside of the classroom and encourage families to get involved in their children’s achievement. They also build relationships among educators, families, and community partners. This practical book is full of step-by-step guidelines and reproducible activities to help you bring family reading nights to life in your own school or district. Special Features: The book is organized by month of the school year, so you can quickly find activities that meet your needs Each activity is easy to implement and includes a page of instructions for teacher-leaders and an activity page for families An appendix provides all of the forms you need to get your Family Reading Night started, including invitations and registration sheets All of the family activities can be photocopied or downloaded for free from our website, www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138021471, so that you can print and distribute them during your event This enhanced second edition includes connections to the Common Core State Standards for reading. It also features a special new appendix with all of the family activities translated into Spanish, to help more families get involved!

Summer Bridge Activities

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Publisher: Rainbow Bridge Publishing
ISBN: 1483818942
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Give your soon-to-be kindergartner a head start on their upcoming school year with Summer Bridge Activities(R): Bridging Grades PreK-K. With daily, 15-minute exercises kids can review colors, shapes, and letters and learn new skills like addition, subtraction, and vowel sounds. This workbook series prevents summer learning loss and paves the way to a successful new school year. And this is no average workbook—Summer Bridge Activities(R) keeps the fun and the sun in summer break! Designed to prevent a summer learning gap and keep kids mentally and physically active, the hands-on exercises can be done anywhere. These standards-based activities help kids set goals, develop character, practice fitness, and explore the outdoors. With 12 weeks of creative learning, Summer Bridge Activities(R) keeps skills sharp all summer long!

Bridging Cultures Between Home and School

Author: Elise Trumbull
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135660468
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bridging Cultures Between Home and School: A Guide for Teachers is intended to stimulate broad thinking about how to meet the challenges of education in a pluralistic society. It is a powerful resource for in-service and preservice multicultural education and professional development. The Guide presents a framework for understanding differences and conflicts that arise in situations where school culture is more individualistic than the value system of the home. It shares what researchers and teachers of the Bridging Cultures Project have learned from the experimentation of teacher-researchers in their own classrooms of largely immigrant Latino students and explores other research on promoting improved home-school relationships across cultures. The framework leads to specific suggestions for supporting teachers to cross-cultural communication; organization parent-teacher conferences that work; use strategies that increase parent involvement in schooling; increase their skills as researchers; and employ ethnographic techniques to learn about home cultures. Although the research underlying the Bridging Cultures Project and this Guide focuses on immigrant Latino families, since this is the primary population with which the framework was originally used, it is a potent tool for learning about other cultures as well because many face similar discrepancies between their own more collectivistic approaches to childrearing and schooling and the more individualistic approach of the dominant culture.

Summer Bridge Activities Grades 3 4

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Publisher: Rainbow Bridge Publishing
ISBN: 1620579146
Format: PDF, Docs
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Summer Bridge Activities(R) for bridging grades 3–4 is designed specifically for preparing Canadian third-grade students for the new year ahead. Reviewed by Canadian teachers and students, this workbook features daily activities in reading, writing, math, and language arts plus a bonus section focusing on character development and healthy lifestyles. The exercises are easy to understand and are presented in a way that allows your child to review familiar skills and then be progressively challenged on more difficult subjects. Give your children the head start they deserve with this fun, easy-to-use, award-winning series, and make learning a yearlong adventure! 160 full-colour perforated pages and an answer key.