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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Dear Parents,
  Your support at home DOES make a difference in your child's future!  I'm going to be honest here.  When teachers send homework it is not just because we are being mean or that we are 'supposed' to send homework.  It is to help your child become better.  If you want your child to be 'better' at soccer, you take them to soccer practice.  If you want your child to be better at playing a piano, you take them to piano practice.......
  Here is more honesty...........it seems that the kids that really do their homework are the ones that don't really need to because they have awesome parent/home support already.  The kids that never do their homework (Some parents just sign that the reading is done.  Yep, we/teachers know when this happens.) often seem to fall behind and are at the lower end of the class for DRA reading levels.  I said often, not always. I am a parent too.  I know that some nights are way to busy and it can't always be done.  Once in a while it is okay to have them read in the car or while waiting at the dr. office. Try to get it in somehow.  If you absolutely can't, be honest. Don't sign the reading log saying that you/they did.  If you sign that log without actually reading you are teaching your child to be dishonest.
  We love your babies almost as much as you.  We want what’s best for them just like you!


  1. I started using that saying at the end of this last school year. You can't get better at baseball without practice and the same goes for reading. I actually told a parent that at one of our conferences. I wish more parents could realize that! Thanks for posting. I also wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Come check out my post for more details (it is almost done) at http://teachingeverafter.blogspot.com

  2. THANK YOU Stacey! I saw that sign that someone else had posted and those words just came flowing out! I'm on my way to check it out the details of the Liebster Award!