"What's in your backpack?" Greet your child with this question, and you'll discover a lot about what they do in class.
*Set aside time each day to go through their papers. Try to do it first thing after school when their day is fresh in their mind.
*Look over your student's work together. Help them feel proud by making a specific comment about something they have done. For instance, if they show you a picture they drew in art class, you might say, "The gray sky and big waves look just like our rainy day at the beach."
*Have them talk through math problems or science experiments to show you what they have learned.