When your child’s teacher takes the time to write you a note about a behavior incident that happens at school this teacher is investing in the success of your child. Teachers expect you to take the same amount of time at home discussing with your Kindergartner what went wrong at school and what to do differently next time. Often we do not get the feeling that we have the full support of parents when it comes to handling your misbehaving child at school. Ultimately, parents and teachers want the same for all children, success in school! Many parents perceive that we are confronting their parenting skills when we write notes home. This is not the case, however we do wish that more was done when your child comes home with a note from school. I always ask parents to sign and return the note and that’s what they all do. Just sign it and return. No comment, no ‘are working on this’, no ‘thanks for keeping us in the loop’ no ‘this was an issue in preschool but we thought it had gone away’…They write nothing! I do not write notes home often and when I do it is because the child is what I call a repeat offender. Just can’t seem to learn from his/her mistakes Most parents do not ask for a conference, either in person or by phone, to discuss their child’s behavior one on one with the teacher with the goal of working together to help the child behave more appropriately at school. Parents, all teachers are asking is for your support. The letters will stop coming home about behavior once we adults all work together on a plan and then engage the 5 year old in our plan and hope for better behavior results.