Hail Mary, full of grace. Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Our Lord is with you. pray for us sinners,
Blessed are you among women, now and at the hour of our death.
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Amen
Lent offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our baptism. In our busy world, Lent provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorrow for what we’ve done and failed to do, and to be generous to those in need.
Parents often ask me what their child can do to improve their grades. One of the best indicators of student success is , how engaged they are in their learning. Student engagement can be broken down into several categories:
This includes: handing in assignments on time, completing work in class when assigned, and meeting the assignment expectations.
Participating in Lessons
Students will learn better when they: Listen carefully, ask questions, share ideas, and fully engage with the lesson activities.
Being Aware of Learning Goals
With the teachers help students should be able to identify the various learning goals and expectations. They also be involved in the creation of student led conferences.
Engaging in Self-assessment
Successful students will proofread, revise, and find ways in which they can improve their work
Demonstrating an interest in Learning
Students will discuss work with their teacher, be enthusiastic in their learning, and try to go beyond the assignment goals and expectations.
While these characteristics of learning may seem daunting, I recommend setting goals in one or two areas to start. As your child develops those skills he/she may begin working on a few more. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s learning you may contact me at any time.
Principal - Holy Ghost School