We all know that parent involvement is the key to student success. That is why I use communication folders to keep my families informed and involved in the day to day happenings of the classroom.
See how I set up my communication folders so that they will last all year long.
Hit the back to school sales and find high quality pocket folders, you will be glad that you did because they will last the whole year without falling apart. I like to tape the top cover onto the folder using book binding tape.
I also like to use the book binding tape to label the inside pocket with.
Add a ABC sheet to help the parents sing and point to the ABC song. I like to laminate the sheet so that it can stay in the folder all year long.
You can also include I can write sheets for ABC's and Numbers. I laminate mine so that they can be used as a write and wipe activity at home.
Include learning tools in the folders that will help your families with the learning process at home.
Include materials that will help families engage in conversation or activities that can be done together. My families love the Connect Four sheets because they can do all of the activities on the sheet without braking the bank.
Monthly or Weekly newsletter are a great way to let parents know what is happening in the classroom. They also provide parents with information that can spark a conversation with their child.
Include any type of community events that can benefit your families and any other information that you feel is beneficial to your families.
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I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.
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