Parent Guide FREEBIE
What makes our teacher jobs a tad easier? Informed and involved parents.
I do all I can to keep my students’ parents informed. Although I give my them my home number, text back and forth with them and sign everything I send home with my first name – I like my communication with them to look as professional and thorough as possible. I think it encourages people to WANT to read things when they look nice.
Last year I posted about the pamphlet I send home during our Back-to-School/Parent Information Night. This year I made a few minor changes to it and moved it into PowerPoint since many of you have that program.
About 2 weeks into school we have our parent night. We wait until all of the changes (adds/drops/overflows) in classes have happened and the class lists have been finalized. I use this pamphlet as a guide to what I go over with parents and to provide them with a take-home overview of first grade. I send this home along with a magnet that has a business card stuck to it containing all of my contact info.
Some of you have your parent information night before school begins. I really like this idea. But I’m wondering if you are affected by class changes at all? Does it complicate things when a parent goes to your class for parent night, only to have their child moved to another classroom in a few days. What about the parents who didn’t come to your information meeting, but went to another teacher’s because their child was originally in that class. OR … are you just super lucky and have no movement those first couple weeks of school?