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Dear Teacher . . .

Get ready for back-to-school with a letter to the teacher.

Learning Benefits

Hover over each Learning Benefit below for a detailed explanation.

What you need:

  • Paper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Crayons and/or markers

What to do:

  1. If possible, find out your child's teacher's name before the first day of school.
  2. Discuss with your child what she would like her teacher to know about her before the school year starts. Possible topics include: what she liked about last year, things she would like to learn about this year, hobbies, family members, friends, or even favorite colors.
  3. Write the letter. After he finishes, your child might want to draw a picture to go along with the letter or decorate it with stickers.
  4. Your child can take the letter with her the first day of school or give it to her teacher after school starts.

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