I’ve also rewritten the introductory letter to parents:
I’m excited about starting the New Year, and I’ve got some great ideas to make this the best year ever for my children and their families! You’ve heard it before, and I’ll say it again. YOU are your child’s first and most important teacher! Children today need the same things they have always needed. They need caring adults to talk to them, sing to them, read to them, play with them, and LOVE them. And the good news is that the best things to do with children are FREE!
Each month your child will bring home a “family fun calendar” with suggestions for activities you can do at home. You will also receive a reading calendar each month to record the special times you read together.
I want to do all I can to fill 2012 wonderful memories for you and your child!