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The meeting of the school year is the ideal time to meet the teacher. Going by the classroom during teacher’s work and in service days, or stopping by before or after school the first week lets the teacher know you are available and interested in your child’s education. If you take the initiative and just a few minutes of time, the teacher gets the message: Here is a parent who is responsible, here is a parent I can call if a problem develops, and here is a family that will support the child’s learning.
One mom who stops by during the week before school says she takes her child along so she can be familiar with the room. She and the teacher spend only 15 to 20 minutes chatting, but the teachers tells them what they’ll be doing during the year, what they can expect the first day, etc. With the chance to interact with the teacher, her son feels confident on the first day of school, and mom and teacher have made the first step toward building rapport. Even if you only have time to stop by say hello, introduce yourself, and perhaps bring a flower from your garden to brighten the teacher’s desk, you will have made a positive first contact.