One of the first things I like to do the first week is get the parents input. I don't ask for volunteers first, but I ask what parents what their expectations are of me and their child. This really helps ground me with the type of class I have. Some parents are worried about behavior, while others are worried about their child being challenged or what areas their child needs help in. I often refer to this form a few times through the year to know that I am helping each child be successful!