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haleygoodwin

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It's extremely important to get to know about the children and their families in order to really fulfill my job as a teacher. I learn all the names of the children's parents/family members and ask them questions about their job, what their weekend plans are, etc when they come to pick up/drop off their kids. This is a simple way that I've connected with families that opens doors for broader and more trusting conversations. I also try to learn the child's likes, dislikes, family history, etc so I can really connect with each child.
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Professionals get to know children every day by playing games with them, asking questions and sharing information with one another. Professionals get to know parents by greeting them every day, providing verbal reports on how the child's day went and by asking questions. You get to know a person by what they eat, what they say, how they play with others, etc...All of this is crucial for a strong support system for the child.
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To get to know the children I work with, I ask questions about their weekend and what activities they enjoy doing with their siblings and parents. After art projects I ask children to describe their paintings or drawings and explain what, for example, their family is doing in the picture. Activities like show-and-tell also help me get to know the children and their interests. 

To get to know children's families, I will greet them and ask how their weekend was and what they did. At the end of the day we will often discuss their plans for the afternoon and how they spend time with their children. During summer and winter vacation I will ask about travel plans to better understand their family traditions and culture. 
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