Hi Kayleen, I am not a parent yet but there are a few things you can do. I think that first, you should be able to ask your child what they're learning everday in science just to get them to refresh their memory and see if they have been paying attention. You can also email the teacher weekly, just to check in and see where your child is at during that week. This can avoid waiting until report cards are distributed and realizing that your child is struggling in science without your knowledge. So I definetly recommend trying to stay in touch with teachers as soon as school starts and doing daily or weekly check in's with both the teacher and the student.