Originally Posted by mommyto3girls
So, as I said, if a parent chooses not to do it, it really conveys the message that they just can't be bothered with it.
In my assignment I could have chosen to just say three very generic statements: "my child is kind, she is a hard worker and she is a good sister" but felt the teacher was nice enough to want to get to know my child and I should respect her request and more importantly, I am proud to share wonderful thoughts about my dd. Also, since it is an "assignment" what kind of example does it show the child/student if homework is not completed? And I believe that children whose parents do not respond do feel bad - they probably think, "why can't my parent come up with three good things to say about me?"
FYI -- My dd will be in this teacher's class for two 50-minute periods each day and I wanted to help her get to know my child right from the start.
In addition, I agree that if there are any circumstances happening at home, etc. that can effect the child's school work, behavior, etc. then I would also let the homeroom teacher or headmaster/principal know.
Finally, a side note: at my ds school there was a parent orientation on the second day of school and in one classroom only 8 of 20 parents chose to come; in my son's classroom 18 of 20 showed. As a parent I think it says something - I think it shows a level of interest (or lack of) from the homefront.