Par­ents work­shops

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

A three-part work­shop has in­vig­o­rated and in­spired a num­ber of par­ents when it comes to help­ing their chil­dren with home­work.

The work­shop, at Firth School, was based over three ses­sions and cov­ered tips on read­ing, writ­ing and maths home­work for a group of keen par­ents and care­givers. Teacher in charge of the work­shop, Les­ley John­ston, said the ses­sions were re­ally ing and en­er­gis­ing.

Par­ents Dana John­son and Jesse Char­ters agreed.

Both moth­ers said it was good to be able to see some of the strate­gies taught in the class­room th­ese days.

‘‘Ev­ery­one’s speak­ing the same lan­guage now,’’ Char­ters said.

‘‘It all ben­e­fits the kids in the end,’’ she said.

The work­shops were open

ex­cit- to the en­tire com­mu­nity, not just those with con­nec­tions to Firth School, John­ston said.

‘‘The ses­sions were all for the ben­e­fit of the chil­dren, it was about giv­ing par­ents con­fi­dence in them­selves and giv­ing them a lot of ideas about what to do at home.’’ As the work­shops were popular and cre­ated pos­i­tive feed­back, they will be run in the fu­ture.

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