Monday, August 20, 2012
The First Day of School!
DO communicate with your kid's teacher. If things are changing at home (new sibling, divorce, etc.) let the teacher know.
DON'T think you know more than the teacher. She has gone to school for education and knows what she's talking about.
DO have a bed time for your kid. No kindergartner should be watching the opening credits of Leno.
DO read with your kid. Just because your kid is in school does not mean your teaching responsibility is over. As the parent, YOU are your kid's first teacher.
DON'T go behind your kid's teacher's back. If you have an issue with the teacher, address it with her first. If she's uncooperative or unresponsive, then you can go to the principal.
DO ask to visit your kid's classroom.
DON'T randomly show up at your kid's classroom demanding a visit.
DO go to parent-teacher conferences and open-house nights. Whether right or wrong, this goes a long way with impressing teachers.
I hope this is a great school year for all you teachers, parents, and kiddies!
Love, Ms. Crystal