So it is the first week or so of school…
And you are looking forward to, praying for a smooth and productive year.
When my kids were in elementary school, I liked to start the year off with a note and gift to their teachers.
Now, I have three kids and when they were all in middle school with 6 teachers a piece the gift was very simple and inexpensive.
It is not about the cost of the gift, the gift is a token of your acknowledgment of the important role that teachers play in my children’s lives.
The note was to remind myself, my student and their teacher that we were all working together to make the academic process as effective as possible.
So imagine during the start of the school year, Ms Math Teacher receives a box of sharpened pencils with a note that reads.
Dear Ms. Teacher,
Happy Back to School and welcome to TeamMyLastName
Our student and team captain, Childs first name is excited and happy to be in your class
As a part of the coaching staff I want you to feel free to contact me for any reason
My name home/ work/ cell #
Husbands name home/ work/ cell #
Child’s name has an allegy to peanuts and an IEP to use graph paper for all work in Math.
Thank you again
Here is to a GREAT Year
Box of chalk, pencils, markers,
It is important that students have ownership of the educational process.
One way we as parents can help that develop is to start to model it when they are younger.
And then keep it up as they get older.
Teachers and Parents are not enemies.
I as a parent am concerned about the education of one student and the teacher for all students.
As a parent I am concerned about all of my children
And the teacher is concerned about all of her class
The overlap is my child in her classroom
Everything that she does that helps the students in her charge helps my child
And let’s face it Teaching is an underpaid and unappreciated profession.
Starting the year off with informed cooperation may make the year better for everyone involved.