Many people say that parents
are their children's first and best teacher, and I certainly agree! Please take a few minutes to look over the questions below, and
provide any information that you think would help me think about
how to best support your student learn successfully in my classroom
and how to connect our classroom learning with learning at home.
Thanks for helping me learn about your student. I look forward to working with you and your family this year.
Student's name ________________________________________
Parent/Guardian name(s) _____________________________________________________
How do you think your student feels about going to school?
What are your goals for your student this year?
What are your student's interests?
How does s/he spend free time at home?
What types of activities does your family do together?
What types of books, magazines
or other reading material does your student enjoy? Does s/he
have any favorites?
Do you have time to talk about the material your student reads independently at home? If so, when and how often?
What types of involvement,
if any, do you have with your student's homework (e.g., provide
help, monitor whether it's done)?
Does your student choose to do things at home that involve _________________ [your subject area] that are not assigned as schoolwork? If so, what are some examples?
What can you tell me about how your son/daughter learns?
What are some other things you would like me to know about your student?
What kinds of information would be helpful for you to support your student’s learning at home?
Would you like me to call you or meet with you to talk more about these ideas? If so, when is a good time?