Be Ready to Have a Great School Year!

Want your child to have a great school year?  Then start with the basics.  The following items are needed EVERYDAY for a student to do his/her best at school:

  • Sleep. Check out this article on sleep.  Sleep is incredibly important for a kid to be successful in school.  I have seen students many times too tired to concentrate.  It is crucial students and parents create a sleep schedule and STICK to it!
  • A regular time and place to do homework.  Homework is serious business.  In some classes, homework can account for as much as 50% of a student’s grade.  Be sure your student creates a routine to get homework done, EVERYDAY.  And where ever that homework spot is make sure it is a quiet, TV and radio free zone.
  • Help.  Sussman offers so many different programs to help students who need it.  Comment below or call me for all the places your student can get help before, during, or after the school day.
  • A full stomach.  Healthy Breakfasts and lunches are served at Sussman.  Be sure your student does not skip meals.  School is a lot of work and kids need all of the energy they can get.
  • Three-way Communication with parent, student, and teacher. Working together we can achieve a lot.

Please feel free to email me for help or more ideas and suggestions! at cespeseth@dusd.net

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Sleepless Nights and memory

 

A new study suggests that sleep is important to building memory and that one bad night of sleep can stop a person from remembering.

Read the entire article here!

If the study is proved correct than it is very important for students to get a good night’s sleep as often as possible.

Do you notice a difference in your abilities at school when you don’t sleep well?  Comment below.

You Need More Sleep!

As a teacher, I find that I am constantly telling children they need more sleep.  I can’t even count the number of times per day I tell a student “put your head up”, or “sit-up”.  Sleep is incredibly important for students.  The amount of sleep a person gets affects everything from weight loss (or weight gain) to how much they will care about other people to how well a person thinks.

So how much sleep should a young adult get?

That depends. Scientists know that younger people need more sleep than adults.  For example, babies need between 16 to 18 hours of sleep a day.  For preschool children, the number changes to 11-12 hours.  School-age children need about 10 hours and teenagers need about nine to 10 hours a night.

That means if you head off to school at around 7 am, which most of us do, a typical middle school student will have to be in bed by 9 pm.

What time do you go to bed at night?  Do you find going to be earlier makes you happier?  What keeps you up at night?  Comment below.