Parents, please check your child’s cubbyhole. Parenting is not for the faint of heart. We live in a very fast paced world. Every day you are rushing to get out the door, drop the kids off, get to work, maybe you have to do errands on your break and the list goes on. In the evenings it’s not much better. Once again you are rushing to get the kids picked up and heading home. It is easy to forget things.
Parents, please check your child’s cubbyhole.
Later on that evening, you are at the dinner table talking to your child, when they mention there is a field trip tomorrow. They tell you that you need to sign the permission slip and they need money. Another one of your children may need something special for the ‘letter’ of the week or to bring for show and share. Maybe they need to bring something special for a craft project. Maybe your baby is out of diapers or wipes. Once again, you realize you forgot to check their cubbies at day care/school. It’s okay, it is so easy to do. Yet, it is really important. There are so many things that show up in a cubby including:
*Candy (From holidays or sometimes as potty treats)
*Hats/Gloves/Scarves in the winter
*Sunscreen/Sunglasses/Ball caps in the summer
Please Check Your Cubbyhole.
To really important things like:
*Permission slips/requests for field trip chaperones
*Special announcements from directors and staff
*Opportunity for improvement (behavior)
*Invitations to birthday parties from classmates
When personal items get left behind and important forms don’t get seen, it is frustrating for everyone. Teachers too. Teachers have to account for permission slips, money for field trips and fundraisers and make sure all the necessary information is on daily sheets. Like you, we forget things at the end of the work day too. It is a team effort between teachers and parents alike. If you’re having trouble remembering, set an alarm on your phone with a fun ring tone and make it an enjoyable part of your day. You may find a great progress report or an announcement of something fun coming up ( the former day care where I worked would have a bounce house or the snow cone truck come once in awhile) and you will always know how your child’s day was. A cubbyhole is not only an important place to store your child’s belongings, it also stores a lot of information for you too. So parents, please check your child’s cubbyhole before you go home at night. This way everyone can stay informed and on the same page.