Communicating with parents is so important. After all, when teachers and parents work together and are on the same page, it can make a huge difference in a child's education!
I communicate with my kindergarten parents in various ways. Some of those ways include:
- emails -I send some personal ones as well as a weekly update one to all families.
- blog - I have a private classroom blog that parents can access.
- newsletter - I send a monthly newsletter.
Those ways are great and keep parents up to date about classroom happenings, but I also think it is important to send home some things that are more personalized.
So, I also love to send home positive notes!
Kids work hard in school and a LOT happens that isn't just academics. They are of course learning how to read and write, but they are also learning how to navigate friendships and be part of a classroom community!
When something great happens at school, like when someone is a kind friend, helps someone, or even when they are doing something great in reading or math, etc - I love to acknowledge that with a fun little note home!
These notes print four to a page, so I just have a stack of them already cut, and then I can write something positive in the box and put it in the child's folder at the end of the day.
It means a lot to the child, and gives them something positive to share with their parents too!
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How do you communicate with parents?