Friday, September 23, 2011

Parent Communication

Lately, I've had a received a few emails about parent communication.  When I was self-contained, I used to send home a weekly newsletter every Friday to keep parents informed about classroom happenings.  I also used to have a classroom website.  It's no longer live on the web though.  Now that I have made a switch to a  new district, we send home a "Peek at the Week" on Mondays as a grade level and we maintain a team webpage.  I wish I could simply direct you to my old website, but you'll have to settle for screen shots of whatever I could fit on a page.  I couldn't shrink it down enough to give you a complete picture of the contents, but hopefully you'll get the gist.  Here are a few snippets to show you essentially how everything looked:













13 comments:

  1. you are amazing!!! could you give us more info about the brilliant buckeyes club?

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  2. Love, love your newsletters! I need to really spice up mine and would love to know what program you use. Also, looks like you are reading Comlrehension Connections for reading strategies. I adore that book and just served up a yummy reading salad for my 4th graders and they loved it! Is there another book like Comorehension Connections that you would suggest or can't live without? Thanks so much.

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  3. I would LOVE to know more about the spelling comic strips :)

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  4. I really like reading your blog and seeing all of the things you do in your classroom. That is why I am giving you the Versitle Blogger Award.

    Nannette
    Third Grade's a Charm

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  5. What a wonderful resource for parents! What is the metacognition rubric?

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  6. I love the idea of the Reading Response Rubric Menu for reading homework...I have such a hard time planning meaningful reading homework assignments. Do you have a copy of the menu or a suggestion for where to find a good one?

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  7. How lovely! I send home a newsletter each week even though I only teach language arts - I just go around to the other teachers and ask for input. It's inconvenient but worth it to the parents I think :)

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  8. Someone beat me to it, but I wanted to let you know that I gave you the Versatile Blogger Award! You are an amazing source of so many helpful ideas and tips! Thank you for all that you do! :)

    Dana
    3rd Grade Gridiron

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  9. Add me to the list of teachers giving you the Versatile Blogger Award! Love your ideas!

    http://mrsrobinsonsclassroomblog.blogspot.com/

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  10. Congratulations! I have selected you to receive the I Heart Your Blog Award. Head on over to my blog and pick it up, if you'd like! Have a great day!

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  11. I wanted to let you know that I greatly admire your blog and I would like to give you the Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you so much for sharing all of your ideas and inspiring me on a daily basis!

    Victoria
    wisewittyteacher.blogspot.com

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  12. Hey Amanda,

    I have some pretty exciting new for you. This week, I've been participating in "Science Week" with the blog: "Teaching Blog Addict". For this project, I've been busily featuring "Inventors". So I featured your "Inventors: An Engineering Workshop".

    If you'd like, you can stop by my blog and pick up a featured button.

    Jacque @ Mommy and Me Creations
    http://mommy-and-me-creations.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love your blog! Do you post links to access your resources you have posted? I would love to use them!

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