I Want Parents to Know This…
I have read several articles about “what teachers wish parents knew” and they all seemed to have a tone I did not appreciate. So here what I want all the parents in my class to know…
– I am as nervous or maybe even more nervous than you (and your child) on the first day of school. I want everything to go perfectly and will do my best to make that happen.
– I don’t take your trust for granted. I understand that each student is someone’s baby.
– Relationships are key. I will work hard to build our relationship.
– Communication is crucial for us to be able to build relationships. I will do everything I can to keep you informed in what is happening at school. You will have my email and cell number and I want you contact me when you have questions or concerns.
– I appreciate parents that advocate for their child. As long as we both listen to each other I know we can work to overcome any situation or issue.
– I want your child to succeed.
– We will have fun
– It may take me a few weeks to get to know each child socially, emotionally and academically. Please be patient with me. I will focus on getting to know your child’s social and emotional needs before worrying about academics. The learning will happen but not before the relationships are built.
– I don’t believe in traditional homework. Most days I suggest playing outside as homework because play is a child’s work. Read to (or with) your child every day. That is the only academics I suggest on a daily basis.
– I love my job.
– My philosophy : Kindergarten is a social year that should be full of play that promotes learning.
I know there is more but these are the most important to me. Can’t wait to start the year!