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Beth R. Wiedewitsch
Office Phone Number (270) 465-5121 Ext 305
Elizabeth.wiedewitsch@cville.kyschools.us


My name is Mrs. Wiedewitsch, Mrs. W, for short.  I have been the School Counselor at CMS for the past fourteen years.  This will be my 20th  year in education.  I was a eighth grade science and language arts teacher for the first five years at Ohio County.  I am also the Beta Sponsor at the middle school and have been for the past thirteen years.I am married to Mark with two children who attend CHS Ryan, 10th grade, and  Abi, 7th grade at CMS.  We also have 2 cats and a dog at home.

 

10 Teachers' Tips for Kick-Starting the New School Year

Read these tips from teachers to help get your child ready for the new school year.
    
 
 
 
 

Learning Benefits

 

1. Sleep for school. Setting up a regular bedtime and wake-up routine before school starts is a crucial step to prepare your child for class and a practical way to cut down on first-day stress.

2. Look up to learning. If your child is feeling a bit anxious about going back to school, keep a positive attitude. Recall the fun and exciting events, field trips, projects, and so on from years past, and show excitement about the opportunities for learning new things in the upcoming year.

3. Walk through it. Escorting younger children to the classroom can help with the transition. Familiarize your child with key places such as the bathroom, gym, library, and cafeteria — he'll feel more confident if he knows where everything is.

4. Suit 'em up. Shopping for school supplies with your child can be a fun way to give him some responsibility. Provide parameters, but allow him to pick out a backpack, lunch box, nap mat, water bottle, new clothes, and some basic school supplies (pencils, crayons, etc).

5. Talk it out. Asking your child about school is important. It shows her that you value her education. Try to avoid general questions, like "How was your day?" These will most likely produce one-word answers. Instead, be specific.

6. Bring it home. Helping your child with his homework is an effective way to show concern for what he learns at school. Displaying your child's projects around the house also helps to keep learning excitement high.

7. Go farther. Getting involved in school events is a critical aspect of showing support and enthusiasm for your child's learning experience. Participating in school activities is also a valuable way of connecting to the school community. You can learn a lot about the school just by talking to fellow parents.

8. Keep your eyes (and ears) open. If your child's eating or sleeping habits have changed drastically, it may be a sign that she's having difficulty adjusting to her new grade.

9. Read, read, read. Reading with your child is an invaluable way to spend quality time together on a daily basis. In addition to other long-term benefits, reading together can also be a practical way to discern his reading level.

10. Connect. Communicating with your child's teacher on a regular basis is an essential part of caring for her education. Teachers can alert you to any emotional, social, or academic difficulties they perceive in your child at school. The same works in reverse: notify teachers about changes that might affect your child's behavior in school. Some examples are illness, divorce, the death of a family member, a recent move, or a parent getting a new job.

 

 

 

 

MY CHILD'S ACADEMIC SUCCESS

10 Questions to Ask Your Child About His Day at School

Get a sense of your child's life at school by asking questions that elicit more than a one-word response.

 

 

The trick is to ask about things that are specific, but still open-ended. Move beyond "fine" and "nothing" by asking your child to describe his world. It's also great to start the conversation with an anecdote from your own day. Try one of these conversation-starters:

  1. Tell me about the best part of your day.

  2. What was the hardest thing you had to do today?

  3. Did any of your classmates do anything funny?

  4. Tell me about what you read in class.

  5. Who did you play with today? What did you play?

  6. Do you think math [or any subject] is too easy or too hard?

  7. What's the biggest difference between this year and last year?

  8. What rules are different at school than our rules at home? Do you think they're fair?

  9. Who did you sit with at lunch?

  10. Can you show me something you learned (or did) today?