This "parent homework" is designed to get to know your students a little better, as well as open the door to parent teacher communication. I have used this document for years , and I can tell you parents love it. Not only does it allow you a better view of your student, it also provids a snapshot of the family in general. Knowing these things can make communicating with parents easier, and building positive student/teacher relationships faster.
It is completely editable to suit the needs of your class and students. I might mention that I invite parents to write in a language they are comfortable with. I have recieved letters in Spanish, French, German and others. Don't panic if you do not know these languages! I've never had trouble finding someone on my campus, or another campus within the district, who wasn't more than willing to help me translate.
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