Are you looking for parent communication ideas for your elementary classroom? In this post, I am sharing some of my favorite ways to build parent teacher relationships. I love to give parents a phone call and send home parent communication folders or take home folders so parents know what is going on at school. They also make for a great end of day classroom routine. Use these parent communication tips to increase parent relationships today!
High parental involvement can be nothing but positive. Henderson and Berla (1994) reviewed and analyzed eighty-five studies that documented the comprehensive benefits of parent involvement in children’s education. Here is a summary of the benefits they noted for the children, parents, teachers, and the school. How Parent Involvement Helps Our Kids There are many benefits …
Love them of hate them, they are here! It is time for parent teacher conferences. Conferences can be stressful but I actually enjoy them. Teaching is all about building relationships – with students and their families. I approach conferences as another way to deepen our relationship. We have two conferences a year; one the first ... Read More about Top Tips for Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conference Tip: Always give parents goodies to take home after their conference. I give a list of educational websites/apps, a bookmark with reading comprehension questions, and a checklist of ways to help their child at home. Last but not least, send home a sweet treat for the kiddo... 'Thanks for taking the time to POP in!' :) More tips for productive Parent Teacher Conferences on the blog post!