Wednesday, September 10, 2008

First Impressions

First impressions are very important - especially when it comes to a new school year. When your student finds himself in a new class with a new teacher, urge him to strive to make a good impression. Teachers have to get to know your child quickly; after all, Back-to-School Night and parent-teacher conferences are just around the corner. If your child gets off to a bad start, it can effect his performance for the entire school year.

If your child is on time, in his seat and ready to begin when the bell rings, he will make a good impression. If he is attentive in class and gets his homework in on time, that's another feather in his cap. If a teacher sees a child giving his best effort, she will be more than happy to give him a little extra assistance if he is struggling with a particular concept.

By the way, developing good study and work habits and showing respect for his teacher and classmates will also help him throughout his life - to be a better student, a better employee, a better person.


Carma's Window said...

You know, Theresa, this is such great advice and I know that little elementary kids want to please and do well and this message needs to be reinforced to the parents. Many times the kids fail because the parents don't do their part.

Oh Yes I would love to do a guest post. Do you have any special topics or ideas?


Judy said...

Hi Theresa,

You know learning these lessons early brings them forward into their life. A good first impression is also important on the college interviews, the job interviews, and just making it through life.