Students write a letter to a parent about what they did during the week. The parent writes back a short note in response. "If the students bring their Friday Journal back on Monday with a parent response, they receive a sticker on the cover of their journal. By the end of the year, the cover looks really cool and the parents have a special keepsake."
My students love what they get to find in the morning. Thank you @miss5th for the whiteboard idea! This will be a game changer! ☕️#wearefamily #kindness #iteach #iteachfifth #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #colleaguesaredoingitnow
On the first day of school, instead of going over your classroom rules, why don’t you just create some memes explaining your rules. A quick and memorable way for your students to connect with routines and procedures. Either way, these are fun ways to express your sentiments.