This blog is created to allow communication between teachers and parents. As the administrator, I will provide topics for discussion. Readers may post comments, provide suggestions, or answer questions as they see fit. Readers may also pose questions or post discussion topics. Relationships between parents and teachers have diminished over the years, I hope to rebuild and strengthen those relationships through open communication.
Is your child entering kindergarten this fall? Is he/she prepared? Here is a blog that provides a list of tasks and concepts that will better prepare your child for kindergarten. If your child is unable to complete some of the tasks on the list, it does not mean your child will fail. These are suggestions to help your help because the kindergarten curriculum can be strenuous at times. Parents who have not had the kindergarten experience for many years will be surprised how much material is covered. After reading the list, feel free to ask questions about the list or comment on your thoughts. If you notice something is missing, add it to the blog. Do you believe this is a lot of material for such young kids? Are you surprised or not by the rigor of the curriculum in kindergarten? Are we pushing to hard or not enough? Do you want your child to be challenged more or less?
Do standardized tests measure teacher or school accountability?
I know a lot of teachers. Not one of them believes it is fair to base teacher or school accountability on standardized test scores. I recently read this article and I loved the author's quote which stated,
"Defining accountability in terms of a quantitative measure - a number - is actually an elaborate hoax perpetrated by the leadership to avoid being accountable."
The purpose of this blog is to increase communication between parents and teachers. Your child does not have to be a student in my class, but any parent. I want this to serve as a reference point to help teachers and parents have better relationships. In order to prepare children for the best life possible, it takes a village to raise them. This adage is true and the heads of the village are parents and teachers. I hope this can serve both parties well leading to positive results in our children.
Each day, I will provide a topic of discussion in order to iniate communication between parents and teachers and vice versa. In addtion, this blog can be used as a discussion forum if you have questions for me as a teacher or a parent. If I cannot answer your question, I will direct you to someone who can or another reader may post an answer. I will also provide links to other resourceful blogs, wikis, news articles, and other tools parents and teachers may deem useful.