How can I build a strong partnership with my child’s teacher?
I’m really excited about the approach our school is taking to create writers by using writing conferences and writing workshop school-wide to meet each student at their level and help them to achieve their personal best.
I am always trying to come up with a great idea to give my child’s teacher and I always just end up giving a gift card because I feel like maybe that would be helpful. What are teachers’ favorite things to receive?
As a parent with a child entering kindergarten this year I asked myself the same question. There are many things we can do as our child’s first and most important teacher to ease this back-to-school transition and set them up for school success. Below are some tips that I have recommended to parents of my students in the past and that I am already implementing in my own home with my son.
We have read to our first grade daughter from the beginning and even though she is beginning to read more on her own now, we will continue to do so. However, do you have any ideas for parents to use when their child is reading and makes a mistake?
One question that I’m going to have is whether to hold my son back a year or enter him into Kindergarten next year. He has an August birthday. I’m not sure if others have the same question, but I’d love to hear from a teacher’s eyes what some of the benefits and negatives might be.