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Home Visits Get School Year Off to a Great Start


Doing something unique or different to start a school year will make it special for everyone involved. One thing that is sure to do that is to make visits to the homes of your students. I have worked with primary level teachers (K-2) who did just that. During those visits, many teachers shared some of the academic activities that would be used in school. Some even took Polaroid photos of the families for a display in the school.

Some schools accomplish such home visits by using school district or community grants. We didn't have the luxury of a grant, but we were able to do it anyway. We gave the teachers comp time, and we paid them for their mileage. Money from the school's PTA reimbursed the mileage costs and the assistant principal and I covered the classrooms when the teachers used their comp time.

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