Wednesday, December 9, 2015

All I Want for Christmas... {From a Teacher to a Parent}

All I want for Christmas... for you to spend time with your child. Hold them, cuddle them, tell them how much you love them. Ask them about their day and talk to them. for you to check your child's backpack each evening for little notes, their graded work, or things that might need to be signed...and send them back. for you to value the importance of home assignments that may come home and use this as an opportunity to spend time with your child and show interest in what they're learning. for you to read with your child each evening and value the importance of reading. for you to attend conferences and IEP meetings that we schedule and be an active participant in your child's education. for you to ensure your child gets enough sleep each night so that they can learn when they come to school. for you to send your child to school each day bathed and in clean clothes different from the day before. for you to drop by the class from time to time to put a smile on your child's face and see what they're learning. for you to talk to me. Share with me problems that are going on at home. Ask about your child's progress and what you can do at home to help. Be my partner! 

...And maybe...every now and then, a thank you would be the greatest gift of all!!! :)