More Supplies Note (if you happen to work in a district where you can do this)

A CUTE note to let parents know their child needs more school supplies. Is it wrong to require Ticonderoga pencils? They're the only ones that sharpen with the classroom pencil sharpener!

13 Amazing Teacher Organization Tips: Absent Folder. "Place an absent folder on their desk and when students pass out papers for a lesson, they should make sure to put one in the absent folder. This makes it really easy to know what an absent student has missed. No more scrambling to gather materials from the recycle bin the next day."

I put an absent folder on my absent student's desk. Then, when that student returns the next day, they put their folder in their backpack. The instructions to the parents are on the folder.

quick check off list for parents on what their child might need help on and how to help them

How's my child doing? weekly skills check-off to send home - blank copy so you can fill in standards for the week!

A touch light for recorder groups-- when it's on, no questions, when it's off, go ahead!

use a touch light during small reading groups, when the light is on students cannot approach the teacher or interrupt. When the light is off they can ask questions. Kids love it you can find them at the dollar tree!

A quick note to send home to parents to confirm their conference time with you.  Includes a bottom portion for parents to sign and return indicatin...

A quick note to send home to parents to confirm their conference time with you. Includes a bottom portion for parents to sign and return indicating if they are still able to attend.

When I'm wearing my princess crown no one can come up and ask me questions. It works wonders and my small group time is uninterrupted.

"When I'm wearing my princess crown no one can come up and ask me questions. It works wonders and my small group time is uninterrupted. and other ideas. love the princess crown idea! or the Lei idea from the comments.

Parent meet and greet info sheet

TheHappyTeacher: Back to School Communication & Elapsed Time FREE. Open a positive line of communication with parents from Day Have parents fill out this simple note at Meet the Teacher night so you can learn about their child before the year even begins.

Parent Teacher Conferences {8 Tips for Successful and Productive Conferences}

Parent Teacher Conferences Tips: Have a folder for each student. Put all of the student's forms, data, work samples, & paperwork inside the folder. Give each parent resources to take home so that they can help their child at home. Read more tips on the bl

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