Building a reciprocal relationship with families before class stated was also something that was important to me. I made sure through my monthly Family Forums that they knew we both wanted the same thing---for their child to learn, grow and develop this year! :) I wanted families on my side, and I also wanted them to know that I genuinely cared for their child.
I wanted them to understand that homework was NOT something I would be sending home and I wanted them to understand why. I wanted them to understand my philosophy of teaching and that I believe children learn through play. I sent home Family Learning Bags and they were a hit!
I wanted families to understand that I would use multiple ways to reach them and that they could follow me on my professional ECE sites. My most important things deal with families and students. I want to be the best teacher I can be each day that I walk in to the classroom.
What is something new you will do?