At the beginning of each year I like to send home a packet for parents to fill out about their child. This packet contains little pieces of helpful information for me, as the teacher. Throughout the years I have jotted down pieces of information that would have been helpful to me throughout the school year. For example, I had a student who had behavior concerns and NOTHING that we tried worked. After speaking with the parent, I was able to incorporate his favorite TV characters into a behavior/reward chart that was taped to his desk. LIFE SAVER!