Building relationships with the parents in your classroom is
one of the most important things you can do as teacher. Each day parents leave the most important people in their lives at our doors and we have a responsibility to let parents know their children are in good hands, and that we are partners in this journey. This has always been important to me as teacher. In fact, I have parents whose children I taught years ago, that still volunteer in my classroom even though their children are now in middle school and high school. Getting to know parents, inviting them into the room and great communication are all ways to foster relationships that can last even past a school year.
Some ways I communicate with parents:
I send my newsletter home every Friday. I try to recap our week and give parents a look at our week ahead.
I have these templates in my store as well. There is a different template for each month available in black and white and in color. CLASS BLOG
A NEW TOOL!
Finally, our biggest way to communicate is our GO Book. This binder goes home every night with my students and it’s our way to get papers, notes and behavior charts home in a neat and orderly way. To see a very old video that explains how to create these binders, watch below.
To access the newest documents for these binders, click here. They are free in my store.