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|Thu, 09-23-2010 - 9:00am|
With it being DS's first year of school (kindergarten), I'm new to all of this stuff!
The kids have folders they bring home with them each day in their backpacks. The school/teacher puts daily information, homework, etc., for the parents. One side of the folder are things that stay at home, the other side is to take back to school.
Anyway, yesterday there were a few forms DS's teacher wanted the parents to fill out. It was 3 pages long. It asked for the name/s of parents, contact email and phone numbers, address, who lives in the home, if the children are divorced what home the child lives in, how often the child sees the other parent if divorced, any siblings, as well as things about the child - for instance, what TV shows do they watch, what activities do they enjoy, any fears, hospitalizations, major illness/death in the family that affected the child, etc.
Personally I think it's a great thing that they do this - I believe what goes on in a child's home is a large indicator of how they may behave in school, and I think it's great the teachers want to know these things.
Do anyone else's kids have teachers who do this? Is this pretty much standard?
What type of information do you share or not share? If you are a teacher, what kind of information do you like to know about your students' home and personal lives?
What types of information do you think should absolutely NOT be shared?