Whether your school year has already begun or is just about to, you and your children are embarking on a journey with many new beginnings. For our family, our identical triplet boys will be starting kindergarten, our six year old daughter will be starting second grade and our eight year old will be entering fourth grade at a new school. All of them will have new bus monitors, new classrooms, new experiences and new teachers. One of the things I’ve learned over the years is that teachers experience a lot of new things as well – not the least of which is about twenty new smiling (hopefully!) faces staring back at them as the school year begins.
As it turns out, teachers need and appreciate a little assistance in getting to know your little one. As the school year kicks off, send an email or schedule a brief conference to share the specifics you think they should know; the better they know your child, the better the school year will be. For everyone! Here are a few considerations to get you started: