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Before the School Year

Found in: back to school; icebreakers; parents

Before school begins in the fall, I invite my students and their parents/guardians for a special back-to-school night in my classroom. In this informal setting, we get to know each other and talk about our expectations and concerns. The students find their desks and cubbies (lockers), ask questions, and meet old and new friends. Parents become active in their child's learning team, organize a class advisory team, set up committees to help with activities, and arrange private conferences to discuss their goals for their child. The principal, school board members and others who work with the students also attend. As a result, I know most of the children on the first day of school and have the support of both families and children as we work together throughout the year.


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