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Here are some things to consider as we get back to school:
1. SHOW UP, BE PREPARED - Students need to show up and be prepared for all of my classes. My list of supplies was described on the letter I sent home. Which leads me to number 2....
2. LETTER HOME - I sent my students home with a letter with my contact information and other important info. Parents, please make sure you complete the contact information form and return it to me.
3. HOMEWORK - I do not usually assign extra homework, so if students are using their time well in class they should get most of their work done. Each evening, I expect students to read a book for 20 minutes, tell their parents about the day (what did you learn?), and finish the classroom assignments, revise work, and ensure the binder is organised. I have no mechanism for enforcing this, so I leave it up to parents and the students to take responsibility to ensure this gets done each evening.
4. "IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD" - It also takes a community to educate a child. To ensure students achieve success in school we ALL (the student, the parents, and the teachers) need to work together to support each other. Ultimately, students are responsible for their own achievement, but parents, teachers and the school community can support the students to do their very best.
That's it for now. I look forward to the year ahead!