Schools have opened and most days you are filling one form or the other.
Pay special attention to the form that asks the parents to lists qualities about their kid- this is done once a year in the beginning of the school year, and it could be a very important form of communication with the teacher.
Some things to remember –
Be honest while talking about your child- all of us like to glorify our children’s achievements-but remember this is a document that helps the teacher to know your child better and help his learning and experience in school.
- Health Conditions: It is important for both school and the concerned teacher to know about your child’s health conditions, allergies –only because if an unfortunate incident were to occur they would be able to take the right steps.
- Strengths and Weakness: It’s important to inform the teacher about your child’s learning style and the areas that need improvement. Your child could be the center of your world, but for a teacher she has twenty-five others in the same class, it helps her when she is up to speed with all her kids and their learning styles.
- Family issues- Kids specially the little ones will spill secrets about the household and family matters, so it would be wise if you shared the familial issues and the living conditions of your home. You will come across as transparent and enable the teacher to better deal with your child.
Just remember, parents and teachers are on the same side, both of them want a happy, high-achieving child. When a child does well in school, both the parents and the teacher have contributed equally –so share your feelings, fears, and strengths about your child with the teacher and school.
A poem on how the parent and child work together to make the child into a happy , successful adult.
I dreamt I stood in a studio,
And watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a young child’s mind,
And they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher, the tools he used
Were books, music, and art.
One a parent with a guiding hand
And a gentle loving heart.
Day after day, the teacher toiled,
With a touch that was deft and sure.
While the parent labored by his side,
And polished and smoothed it o’er.
And when at last, their work was done,
They were proud of what they had wrought.
For the things they had molded into the child,
Could neither be sold nor bought.
And each agreed they would have failed
If each had worked alone,
For behind the parent stood the school
And behind the teacher the home.