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Putting Students' Stories
About School and Home
In Perspective


While we would like to rely on students to share information about school happenings, we must always remember that verbal young children, while usually willing to share information, are prone to embellish details of the actual events. Most of the time, the results are fine; sometimes they are even humorous.

I try to prepare parents for some of the amazing things they might hear that go on in school. I tell them that we will believe 50 percent of what their children tell us about them if they will believe 50 percent of what their kids tell them about us!

The parents get the intended purpose of my message: sometimes students do exaggerate!

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