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Homework Club
Who:  All Students
When:  From 2:40 to 3:30 Monday – Thursday
Where:  Teacher's Classrooms 

Tutor Coordinator
Colleen Hayes
204-2114
chayes@madison.k12.wi.us
Monday-Friday


 Helping your Learner get Ready for Testing

 Teachers will be working hard to help their students get ready for academic testing.  There are also things you can do at home to help: 

  • Make sure your child is well rested.  Middle school students need between 8-11 hours of sleep per night.
  • Make sure your child eats healthy foods—this helps with brain function!
  • Give your child positive messages such as just do your best or it’s okay if you don’t know every answer.
  • Remind your child that teachers have many ways to find out what they know and are able to do.  The test is only one of them.
  • Please make sure your child is in school if at all possible (don’t schedule routine appointments during this time.)
  • You could also talk about specific ways to do their best, such as doing the items they know first, or making logical choices for multiple choice items (getting rid of the ones that you know are not correct.)
  • Lastly, you could encourage them to relax, breathe deeply (also good for the brain) and think positive thoughts, such as I can do it, I am a good student, etc.

 We will be reinforcing the above at school as well, and it’s always helpful when families provide the same positive messages.  Thank you for your support.

RESOURCES:
Homework TipsIdeas para la Tarea y Habilidades de Estudio 
Huntington Learning Center

Coping with Test Anxiety