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Connecting With Parents in 4 Easy Steps

When I think about relationships in the classroom, it’s not just the ones with my students that are important. Connecting with parents is incredibly important. Parents count on me to be part of their team to help their children. And, I count on parents to partner in their student’s education.    As a parent and…

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Reading Conferences Made Easy with a FREEBIE

Reading one-to-one or in a small group is imperative for helping beginning readers. Reading conferences are a great way to connect with students and parents. Here are a few tips for an easier and more engaging Reader’s Workshop. Tip One I get a mini “high” shopping at The Dollar Store or in Target’s Dollar ($3)…

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Tips for a Successful Kindergarten Parent Communication with a FREEBIE

Communicating with Kindergarten parents is crucial but it also can be timely and plain exhausting! Kindergarten Parents and Families are our greatest partners and when we communicate with them in an effective way, the support at home can be priceless.  Parent Teacher Conferences are a great opportunity to connect with families and share student progress,…

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Classroom Management and Parent-Teacher Communication Made Easy for Kindergarten

Is your parent-teacher communication on it’s “A Game”?  Do you find writing notes and talking to parents about their student’s academics easy breezy?  I do . . . now! #Realtalk There have been several times in my 24 years as an educator that I have had parent conversations that have turned uncomfortable and awkward. I…

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Easy & Effective Ways to Communicate with Parents and Families

Parents and families are our best allies but finding time to communicate with them can be timely and redundant. Yet we all know that communicating with parents and families can set the tone for your entire school year. So how can we personalize our communication while making it quick and easy? I’ve got you covered…