Children need to arrive to school on time every day.
A good night's sleep and nutritious breakfast are important.
Familiarize yourself and your child with the tests to understand what to expect.
Encourage your child to read each question carefully and highlight the most important information.
Demonstrate a positive attitude for your child to do their best but not to worry if some questions seem difficult. They can skip a question and go back to it later.
Supporting Literacy Skills:
Read a variety of materials everyday with your child: stories, newspapers, magazines, cookbooks. Also, have them read to you.
Ask questions about the stories and articles that you read together. What was the story about? What are some of the important facts or details? What might the characters be thinking or feeling?
Have your child write in a journal and retell the sequence of events in a story, the main idea of an article, or describe the character's feelings.
Supporting Math Skills:
Practice basic facts: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. Help your child create flash cards, or ask them to recall math facts while riding in the car.
Check out the Internet for free math practice with interactive or family math games that use playing cards or dice.
Ask your child to measure common household objects using rulers, tape measures, measuring cups and milk containers of various sizes.
Have your child identify geometric shapes and solids around the house or calculate the area, volume or surface area of common objects.
Practice math at the grocery store by having your child estimate the grocery bill, predict the amount of change, or calculate and compare unit prices.