Language Acquisition Language acquisition has its own natural stages. When we honor these stages, we accelerate learning. For example, simple grammatical constructions should be fully mastered before moving on to too complex grammatical structures. Concrete vocabulary should be taught before abstract vocabulary because it is so much easier to learn. When we go against these natural language acquisition stages, we inhibit learning.
Tips Suggested Conference Questions 1. Does my child participate in class discussions and activities? 2. Does my child have behavioral problems? Is so, please provide me with some examples. 3. How is my child performing in the different content areas? 4. Is there a particular content area that he/she need more help? 5. Can you provide me with a package of activities that my child can do during any breaks?
PTA means Parent Teacher Association and our goal is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for children. Our Northwoods' PTA is a very active group, led by parent volunteers and staff members. And we welcome every level of participation that you can offer - from simply your time and/or by joining the PTA.
We contribute to YOUR STUDENTS each year with assistance in classroom setup, cultural arts programs, school picnics, campus improvements, international celebrations, walk/bike to school days, book fairs, new library books, reading programs, school store, Spanish club, the school garden, yearbook and staff appreciation events in addition to many other programs.
But we need your help. Membership dues are only $10 per individual member or $18 for a family. And this year there are added benefits ONLY for PTA members:
- Your family name on our growing PTA Membership tree in the front lobby of the school - Entry into the raffle at the Parent Info Night next week to win a free "Fun Pack" at Buffalo Lanes in Cary (for 6 games of bowling, 2 shoe rentals and 10 arcade tokens) - Family Reading Night - early entry before the crowds get to get to the book fair first! - Annual Talent Show Night - early entry for PTA members will get you a better seat!
So find that lime green form from last week and send it in with your child (in an envelope or just staple a check to the form).
Thank you for your time - and feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Northwoods PTA