Today's Tip for Families

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Use Backpack Papers to Start Conversations

Is your child one who doesn't have much to say about what happened at school? Here's one way to get the conversation started:

Take a look at what came home in your child's backpack.

Children who won't respond to general questions like, "How was school?" often will answer specific questions. For example, if you find a world map in the backpack, ask how your child used it in class. What did your child learn? If you find a piece of artwork, ask what your child was thinking about while making it. If it you find lists of vocabulary or spelling words, ask which words your child found the easiest to learn, or if there was a pattern to them.

Brought to you by:

Windsor Elementary School
Allison Woodington, Principal

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