I personally feel that parent communication is very important year round. I am always sending home notes to parents about reminders and upcoming events. My school requires that we maintain a weekly website. Click here ( Quia website ) to see my school site. I post things such as reminders, weekly homework & tests, important dates, and skills for each subject. I am limited to how the site is set up so I try my best to be creative. This week and next I will not post any skills for individual subjects. We are taking our state tests this week and next.
In addition to my weekly Quia site, I send home a newsletter. I include what we are learning, special activities, birthdays, dates, & other information I feel parents would like to know. Here is a copy of one of the newsletters I already sent home.
I hope these ideas were helpful to you. In the future, my plan is to have a blog for my parents so I can post weekly pictures and completed activities for them to view.
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