Hey everyone, This will be my first year starting the year off with my own classroom. I taught specials for several years, and then a year of resource before taking over a self-contained special education classroom mid way through last year. I sent home a little letter to the parents introducing myself when I took over the class as a friendly hello and to let them know how to reach me. I will be having the same students in my class when the school year starts in a few weeks, so I'm not sure if there's a reason to send home any type of first day letter since the parents already know me. They are also familiar with the program since their children stay in the same class for about 5 years before moving up to the next class, so they already know that the class provides things like scissors, glue, etc. and what the general procedures are. I've never had my own classroom before this, so I was wondering is it sort of expected by parents to get some type of letter on the first day? I can't really think of anything that I need to inform them about, since they already know me and the class. (I will jot a note in each agenda welcoming them back, though ) Is there anything I'm not thinking of? Thanks!!