(April 9, 2017 – April 13, 2017)
As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. It has been shown that when parents and families are involved in their children’s schools, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school. There are many ways that you can support your child’s learning at home and throughout the school year. Here are some suggestions to get you started!
Now that school is in session – How Much Sleep Do Students Need?
Regularly not getting enough sleep leads to sleep deprivation. This can have dramatic effects on a child’s life, including reduced academic performance at school. As students grow, their need for sleep gradually reduces. A good rule of thumb is “10 for 10″—10 hours of sleep for 10-year-olds. Younger children need more, and older children need less—except during puberty, when they typically need 9–10 hours. Adolescents (13-16 yrs. old) who are growing rapidly or participating in sports may need even more sleep time. We have noticed that many EMS students of all ages do not get enough sleep, but Secondary students in general tend to be more sleep deprived than our younger children.
Here at EMS we have noticed that an overtired child in school often has trouble focusing and paying attention in class. He/she also becomes forgetful and makes silly mistakes. Therefore, improving your child’s sleep is of great concern to us as educators. It is the lowest-cost approach to improving student learning across all year levels.
Here are a few ideas for parents to try at home:
Director of Curriculum