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1) Let your child's teacher know when things change at home. Divorces happen. Best friends move away. Mom goes back to work. Grandma might be in surgery. The adorable puppy they got 3 weeks ago sometimes gets ill. Changes in your child's life can be difficult, and this knowledge can allow the teacher to understand and empathize with your child about changes in behavior/learning. Please, please, please, let your child's teacher know with a quick note/email. If you'd like to discuss it in depth, please request a conference to discuss the changes in your child's life.
2) Remember that a school day is very busy. I know - parents and teachers are busy. All. The. Time. You just want to stop in and ask a few quick questions about the bus route/lunchroom procedures/library books/homework folders/field trips/etc. Just keep in mind that your child's teacher is also a busy person, and they are working with your child's class throughout the day. If you happen to catch the teacher during a quiet moment when he or she is without students, remember that this might be the only time they get to use the bathroom for the next 4 hours, and don't turn your question into a parent conference. Unless it's an emergency, please send a note, an email, or ask them to call you back when they have a bit of time.
6) Know that when your child comes to our school, we love them. Truly, teachers are in this for the students. Often this means that we will spend more time with your children than our own children. We are human, we make mistakes, we can feel a bit stressed out, and we can be having a bad day. Please remember that when your child walks through the door, our faces light up with joy as we greet them for another wonderful day of learning.