Reader’s Choice Topic: Open Letter to Your Child’s Teacher

From time to time we will post a discussion topic that has been requested in our online Facebook community. This is the first edition of our “Reader’s Choice” topics and it’s a heavy one, not an easy one… but a topic that is always at the forefront for caregivers of children: PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATION.

One of our readers is a primary school teacher. She most recently taught kindergarten in the New York City public school system and will be teaching first grade in the fall. She has been a teacher since 2002 and is very passionate about providing the best education for her students. She became a teacher through the NYC Teaching Fellows Program. This reader happens to also be a very important person in our lives and someone who we rely on to provide us with educational tools for our children. She had a few discussion points centered around primary grades (pre-K to 2nd grade) but we are going to narrow it down to one particular discussion:


In thinking about this discussion enjoy THIS “Open Letter” written by a parent to his son’s kindergarten teacher.

If you prepared your own Open Letter to your child’s teacher what would it say? 

We look forward to hearing from you!


3 thoughts on “Reader’s Choice Topic: Open Letter to Your Child’s Teacher

  1. I think the open letter is interesting. As a teacher on the elementary level, I already have some anxiety about the kiddo starting next year. I know what is required of her, BUT I also know what is required of teachers per state standards, what they are measured on performance wise, and how crucial student growth is for teachers. My expectation is she have a teacher who will challenge her academically and intellectually. A teacher who will recognize that she is a capable and intelligent child, but who will also reel her in when she needs to be! I expect open and honest communication both good and bad and a partnership between the teacher and myself and husband.

      • I do know WAY too much which is a good thing and a bad thing. It will be an interesting walk to remove myself from being the teacher during conferences and being the parent. The way I see it, I am her first advocate so while I will play my “role” as a parent, I fully intent to side-eye if things get out of order 🙂

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