Getting to Know Your Students from Their Parents

One of the things that I find to be helpful is getting to know each student from the parent's perspective.  Each little person in your room is somebody's greatest love.  Parents have a wealth of information about their children that can be helpful when you're developing relationships.  

During the first days of school, I give parents a homework assignment.  I ask them to tell me all about their child in a million words or less.
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Why a million?  That give parents the opportunity to write as much as the need or want!  You'll really enjoy reading the letters that make their way in.

Best wishes for a great school year and I hope to see you here at Learning Lab again soon!  

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  1. I love the "Million Words or Less" assignment. I'll definitely be using that in my classroom!

    So nice to be a part of this with all of you!

    Mrs O Knows

  2. I like your "Million words or less" - I do something similar but in more of a question / answer type format.. I might try this idea this year!! Thank you! Great giveaway too ~ Thanks!

  3. I LOVE this assignment! Thanks so much for the freebie! Nice to "hop" with you!