As a teacher, I want to connect with my parents. If I can, connecting daily is a great goal. Parents want to know what's happening in their child's classroom. This becomes somewhat difficult when not all parents choose the same mode of communication as the majority of the parents. Yet, I need to find a way to reach all my parents. I have found that in today's world, the internet has been wonderful in helping me reach the vast majority of my parents. In an attempt to connect with all parents, I inevitably end up doing a couple things: I email my parents every Monday with homework and any other important information that needs to be shared. In addition to this, I send a hard copy of the homework and the same information sent out on the email. This coming year, I will also maintain a class website. This, of course, does not include the times I am not actually teaching a class and can meet with parents. The best way to gather all the information you need to keep in contact is to handout a survey asking for contact information as soon as you can (I usually do this the first week of school). My survey allows me to immediately see who has computers and internet in their home, and gather their telephone numbers, as well as email addresses. One little survey can make a huge difference! How do all of you communicate and connect with your parents?