What to Ask Your Child’s Second Grade Teacher
An important part of your child’s school years is the relationship that you establish with her teachers. The fact of the matter is that the more involved you are with your child’s school, and even with your child’s teacher, the more likely that your child is to succeed in the long run. A part of establishing this positive relationship begins with the questions that you ask your child’s second grade teacher at or before the beginning of the second grade school year.
A good question to ask your child’s second grade teacher is what her approach to reading is. By the time a child reaches the second grade, he should be reading. Of course, he won’t be reading all that well just yet, and it is important to know how your child’s second grade teacher intends to help students who may be behind in terms of reading, as well as what she hopes to do with students that may be more advanced. While it is important to ask your child’s second grade teacher these questions in terms of reading, it may also be worth while to ask your child’s second grade teacher a similar question in regards to other subjects, such as math.
Very likely, you will want to ask your child’s second grade teacher about homework. You will want to know what to expect. For example, should you expect your child’s second grade teacher to send homework home every night? You should also ask your child’s second grade teacher about how long homework should take your second grade child on the average.
Finally, when talking to your child’s second grade teacher, you may want to ask her about discipline. You might ask your child’s second grade teacher what procedures she uses for discipline, as well as what the classroom rules are, and what it is that she is going to expect from your second grade child in terms of behavior. You will want to ask your child’s second grade teacher specifically about what sorts of rewards or sanctions may go along with her discipline plan, as well as how her classroom fits into the school’s overall discipline policies.