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  • Perfect Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Axis Publishing & Distribution Company, LLC; First Edition - B&W Perfectbound edition (August 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982247958
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982247952
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,844,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Being the outstanding educator you are, you have gone beyond the classroom to offer a wonderful tool for parents to assist them in helping their child achieve. Many parents, especially young parents, will benefit tremendously and gain a wealth of knowledge by reading your book. I love the idea that this book can be used for many years as a reference tool. --Dr. Johnny W. McAlpine, Ed.D

Parents have a critically important role to play in the education of their children. How To Get The Best Education For Your Child - Kindergarten--6th Grade: A Parent's Handbook is a compendium of practical information, applicable advice, and useable strategies/techniques for seeking that children receive the most competent instruction, appropriate educational resources, and inductive learning climate possible. A combination instruction manual and workbook, How To Get The Best Education For Your Child - Kindergarten--6th Grade: A Parent's Handbook begins with a section on how parents can get started with their involvement and engagement with schools from classroom teachers, to administration, to school boards. Then chapters are organized around grade levels from kindergarten through the sixth grade, including grade appropriate things a child should be learning and gaining competence in, literature, and 'contractual agreements'. Enhanced with the inclusion of 'Suggested Literature', a Glossary, References, and a section for personal notations, How To Get The Best Education For Your Child - Kindergarten--6th Grade: A Parent's Handbook is especially recommended for parents who wish to take an active role in insuring that their child receives the very best that any classroom and/or school district has to offer. --The Midwest Book Review

This book is GREAT! As a parent & an educator I appreciate how this book can help us collaborate to strengthen the bridge between home & school. It's got some very concrete steps that really promote that vital connection while creating a solid educational foundation for our children. It makes the reader more aware of how much of an investment a quality education really is....

--Shefau Dabre-Rufus, (Education Professional & Parent) New Haven, CT

Finally... an informative, USABLE guide for parents who want to help their children on their educational path to success! Mrs. West, former educator and current Reading Coach, designs a workbook which will be useful to both parents and children from their first year (Kindergarten) to the sixth grade. She brings her vast experience into play with information about what your child should know prior to entering each grade as well as what they should know mid-year and at the end of the year, reading suggestions per grade, contracts for personal responsibility per grade, and much needed information about what you need to know about your child's school and administration. This manual is easy to use, full of valuable information, and will also serve as a 'memory' book as your child makes that journey through elementary school.

--Tracy Van Buren, (Kindergarten Teacher & Parent) Huntsville, Alabama

The Parent s Handbook will walk you step-by-step from Kindergarten to Sixth grade. In the book she answers many of the questions that we are either afraid to ask or that we do not know to ask. In the book, Mrs. West addresses what your child should know at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year. She offers a helpful list of questions to ask both the teacher and the school, all in effort to help your child have a successful academic life. I would highly recommend this book to all parents with preschool and elementary age children. This book would make a great gift for new or expectant parents; it is never too early to start. Thank you, Mrs. West, for taking the guesswork --From the Publisher

This book is GREAT! As a parent & an educator I appreciate how this book can help us collaborate to strengthen the bridge between home & school. It's got some very concrete steps that really promote that vital connection while creating a solid educational foundation for our children. It makes the reader more aware of how much of an investment a quality education really is....

--Shefau Dabre-Rufus, (Education Professional & Parent) New Haven, CT

Finally... an informative, USABLE guide for parents who want to help their children on their educational path to success! Mrs. West, former educator and current Reading Coach, designs a workbook which will be useful to both parents and children from their first year (Kindergarten) to the sixth grade. She brings her vast experience into play with information about what your child should know prior to entering each grade as well as what they should know mid-year and at the end of the year, reading suggestions per grade, contracts for personal responsibility per grade, and much needed information about what you need to know about your child's school and administration. This manual is easy to use, full of valuable information, and will also serve as a 'memory' book as your child makes that journey through elementary school.

--Tracy Van Buren, (Kindergarten Teacher & Parent) Huntsville, Alabama

The Parent s Handbook will walk you step-by-step from Kindergarten to Sixth grade. In the book she answers many of the questions that we are either afraid to ask or that we do not know to ask. In the book, Mrs. West addresses what your child should know at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year. She offers a helpful list of questions to ask both the teacher and the school, all in effort to help your child have a successful academic life. I would highly recommend this book to all parents with preschool and elementary age children. This book would make a great gift for new or expectant parents; it is never too early to start. Thank you, Mrs. West, for taking the guesswork out and implementing a program that allows parents to focus on our children.

--Mrs. X. Elmore, (Parent) Huntsville, Alabama

This easy to follow research-based handbook breaks from the ideologies utilized by others who have attempted to address this critical need for parents. The author seeks to avoid lengthy prose and unnecessary academic recitals in order to deliver an immediately useful and instructional tool enabling parents to quickly grasp the basic benchmarks necessary to keep their children on a positive primary learning track.

--From the Publisher

Being the outstanding educator you are, you have gone beyond the classroom to offer a wonderful tool for parents to assist them in helping their child achieve. Many parents, especially young parents, will benefit tremendously and gain a wealth of knowledge by reading your book. I love the idea that this book can be used for many years as a reference tool. --Dr. Johnny W. McAlpine, Ed.D

About the Author

Debra Elaine West, M.Ed., is school-wide reading coach at the Huntsville City School s Academy for Academics & Arts and the author of The Little Chef s Coloring Cookbook and the highly acclaimed How to Get the Best Education Possible for Your Child Grades K-6th: A Parent s Handbook. She also is the founder of the Best Education Possible Project- a grass roots parent empowerment effort aimed at reaching single parents and those in less than ideal circumstances. Mrs. West resides with her husband and two dogs in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Parents have a critically important role to play in the education of their children. "How To Get The Best Education For Your Child - Kindergarten--6th Grade: A Parent's Handbook" is a compendium of practical information, applicable advice, and useable strategies/techniques for seeking that children receive the most competent instruction, appropriate educational resources, and inductive learning climate possible. A combination instruction manual and workbook, " "How To Get The Best Education For Your Child - Kindergarten--6th Grade: A Parent's Handbook" begins with a section on how parents can get started with their involvement and engagement with schools from classroom teachers, to administration, to school boards. Then chapters are organized around grade levels from kindergarten through the sixth grade, including grade appropriate things a child should be learning and gaining competence in, literature, and 'contractual agreements'. Enhanced with the inclusion of 'Suggested Literature', a Glossary, References, and a section for personal notations, "How To Get The Best Education For Your Child - Kindergarten--6th Grade: A Parent's Handbook" is especially recommended for parents who wish to take an active role in insuring that their child receives the very best that any classroom and/or school district has to offer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie B. on September 16, 2009
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I bought the book while researching on the topic and found it very well organized, helpful and informative. It is a great source on education - the best investment a parent can make.
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Debra E. West, M.Ed., is an elementary school-reading specialist/coach at the Academy for Academics & Arts in Huntsville, Alabama. She is also the author of the books: "The Little Chef's Coloring Cookbook", as well as the highly acclaimed, "How to Get the Best Education Possible for Your Child - Kindergarten-6th Grade: A Parent's Handbook". In January 2009, Mrs. West launched the Best Education Possible Citizen's Idea Initiative, a grass roots effort to improve primary education in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Debra is a wife, mother of five, grandmother of four, author and has served as an educator for over 20 years. She was a stay at home mom before entering as a professional in the education industry & the classroom. Having spent her entire career in education, she has developed a deep-rooted concern and understanding of what is happening in education on the federal, state, local, and classroom level.

Debra's personal belief is that every child can learn and deserves a quality education. She also believes that it takes administration, teachers, parents, and students to make a successful educational experience. She emphasizes, "We all must be held accountable and do our parts to succeed in this global economy. Education is the answer for our future leaders and it must become a priority in this country to remain a global leader in the 21st century. Our students must be prepared to compete with those from other countries and their ambitious approach to education."

Get great ideas and insights on education and parenting by following Debra on her blog at www.BestEducationPossible.net.