Check out these great resources for communication between students' parents and their teachers. :)
Educating children isn't just the job of schools, it's everyone's responsibility. Read more in Dave Guymon's article, "Public-Private Partnerships: The Real Future of Education."
Check out these 3 key ideas about the CCSS for parents. This is great to hand out to parents on back-to-school or conference nights!
School Parent Volunteers by @VolunteerSpot & @WeAreTeachers A recent survey by WeAreTeachers and VolunteerSpot of more than 1,000 parents and educators indicates that there is strong support for parent volunteers in the classroom, critical gaps between teacher needs and how parents are currently pitching in, and a wish from both groups to see the current parent volunteer roles grow.
Check out this study by Volunteer Spot and We Are Teachers that shows the critical gaps between teacher needs and parent involvement.
Joe Mazza recommended this book as a "must read" for anyone wanting to create a strong home-to-school partnership. "Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family/school Partnerships"
For back-to-school night or parent-teacher conferences, you can attach a bag of popcorn to these fun notes. :)
[Idea] During the first week of school, have your students draw themselves on small circular pieces of paper. Cut and paste the faces around the border of the page and use it for the template of the weekly newsletter.
Read and share this parent's guide to 21st century learning. It's also available in Spanish! :)
The National Parent Teacher Association offers parent information about the common core standards in English and Spanish.