Laura Candler of Corkboard Connections is hosting a link up for Creating Caring Classrooms. I want to take this opportunity to share how I begin to build relationships with the parents of my students. I send home my Parent Information Form to parents the first day of school for several reasons:
- I get valuable information from parents that I wouldn't read in a permanent record.
- Parents are invited into their child's education -- or rather I acknowledge the important role they have.
- When students see that I accept and invite their families into the classroom, they know I accept them.