The start of a school year is a whole lot of firsts! No matter how long your child has been in school, it is a new class, new friends, new rules, and new teachers! I’m sure your child is worried about what they are going to wear on the first day of school, what type of snacks they’ll bring in their lunchbox, and which friends they’ll have in their class, but most kids are REALLY concerned with who they’ll get for their teacher that year!! It is important to start off the year right!
Let Me Get to Know You – Teacher Info Printable!
I’ve created a “Let Me Get To Know You” teacher information sheet that we ask teachers to fill out at the beginning of the year. Every teacher, every year has filled it out, and everyone has appreciated that we want to know a little more about them.
(Plus it really helps when we want to do small things to show our appreciation to our amazing teachers like bring them their favorite drink one morning, or a gift card at Christmas that I know they’ll use).
Being a teacher for 14 years, and being a parent of school-age children for 9 years, I’ve learned that it is REALLY helpful to get to know your teacher. It is important to know what scholastic priorities your teacher has so your child can make sure to keep those in mind as they fulfill assignments. You’ll also what pet-peeves your teacher has so that your child can steer clear of those.
One of the easiest methods I’ve seen over the years to have a successful year with a new teacher is to get to know the teacher on a more personal level and actually have a friendship with that teacher. A personal relationship with the teacher makes it so they keep an extra watchful eye on your child, and also keeps you in the loop more. You can print off our Let Me Get To Know You! sheet and get to know your new teacher’s favorites for the year!