Family support is really important for student success. I know parents are very busy. It is always great when parents can read at home or ask math questions in the car. However, the best way they can support is simply by bringing their students to school everyday. Attendance is a big factor in student success.
I absolutely love the beginning of the school year. I like to prepare by cleaning my classroom and making sure my bulletin boards are blank and ready for students to post their best work. I love working in my classroom with the anticipation of the school year ahead. There is a smell that school has in August.