Back to school shopping and getting our children used to a new schedule is now behind us! Your child should now be safely at school looking forward to a new year, developing new relationships, new experiences, and new knowledge.
I just saw a teacher, colleague of mine who also works at my school. Her wonderful child is now in my program. Guess what? I chatted with that teacher and it turned out that…she never read my beginning of the year parent letter and did not know the classroom expectations. I understood her very well. Teachers are so busy and are constantly trying to keep afloat. I was in no way distressed, instead I simply gave her the information. But then I laughed….most of my parents have not taken the time to read the beginning of the year parent letter! Then this creates the need for a different type of communication. Reaching some parents personally in order to let them know what their child needs for my class become more important.
But it also made me think, shouldn’t communication with your teachers be on every parent’s checklist at the very beginning of the school year?
Building the RIGHT kind of relationships with your teacher can become a bridge to helping your child succeed.