## Reflection: Parent Communication Our Favorite Places - Section 7: The Next Step: Continuing the Survey at Home

The places we love say a lot about who we are and this kind of activity helps me get to know students and their families better.  It's easy to start a conversation with someone about why they love  a certain place!  It's an activity with which families can easily engage and they seem to (I hope) enjoy sharing the places they like with their child.  By making the activity interesting to the whole family, I begin to build, I hope, a sense that I work hard to make what we do in the classroom relevant to the student's lives and also something that the family can participate in.  I want homework assignments to be engaging or exploratory as much as possible.  This will help them start to incorporate what they do in school into their life so that learning isn't something that seen as a "school only" activity but a natural process.

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Parent Communication: Making Connections

# Our Favorite Places

Unit 1: 1st Week: Getting to Know Each Other Through Graphs
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## Big Idea: Surveys and looking at data can help people understand each other better!

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