I discussed the importance of learning to empty backpacks at home and at school in Blog 54 but it bears repeating. Kindergarten teachers are teaching Kindergartners to look in, and empty their backpacks every day upon arriving at school. Parents, please teach your child to do the same thing the minute he/she walks in the door at home. Your child may need some gentle reminding at first but this will quickly become part of the daily routine. Your child works hard at school and brings home this work to share with you. Please share in your child’s excitement to show you his/her work and take a few minutes to review this school work every day. This support shows your child that you care, that you love them and that their work is very important to you.