I don't want to go back!
Spring Break has been such a tease for summer. I did not do a lot, which is kind of what I wanted. Although yesterday I went to Carolina's Spring Game. Here are some pics :)
Marcus Lattimore. I am definitely obsessed!
With George Roger's Heisman Trophy & SEC Eastern Championship Trophy
With the trophy the winner of the Carolina/Clemson game gets.
With the Capital One Bowl Trophy
It was a lot of fun, but I missed my hubby! He didn't go but took care of lots of things around the house which I am super thankful for!
Today, I'm getting ready for heading back to work tomorrow. In all actuality, there is not a lot of time until summer. When we get back, we have only THREE weeks until the PASS test. That is not a lot of time. It will definitely be a busy and stressful three weeks.
While avoiding doing work, I noticed that Lorraine from Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies is having a linky party for parent communication!
I've posted a little bit before about how I communicate with parents.
In the beginning of the school year, I send home a parent information sheet that I keep in my room with parent information. I found this a couple of years ago and don't know where I got it from.
Student Information Sheet
This way I always have the information at hand. A lot of the stuff we send home goes to the office and instead of having to copy that, I just send this. What's one more piece of paper to fill out, right?!
I keep it in a binder with this on the cover:
Inside the binder, I keep this as my documentation for contacting parents (although I do admit I'm not very good about recording the information).
Communication Log Form
In our communication log, I print this out and glue it in there. Next year, I will probably change it to reflect Class Dojo points since I don't really use my clip chart anymore.
I also send home a weekly newsletter. I started off using the template provided by Education World. Here's our most recent one:
I'm not sure why it shows up so funky in the preview. I also include a picture of the student with the highest number of points (for reading and exercising) next to the calendar, but I removed it since I'm sharing it on the blog. I send the newsletter home every Monday.
That's how I communicate with parents. How do you? Head over and link up!