Thursday, July 27, 2017

Communicating With Parents

Communicating with the parents of your students is an essential component in building up the teacher-parent relationship. And a strong partnership will allow you to work together in the education of their children. But communicating with parents can also be a little daunting!

Many teachers utilize a variety of ways to touch base with parents. Here are just a few:
-phone calls
-emails
-parent/teacher conferences
-sending notes home
-social media
-class websites
-school websites
-Google classroom
-information nights
-classroom newsletters

I wanted to share that I have recently made some FULLY EDITABLE resources that are perfect for keeping parents informed about what is happening in your classroom!

EDITABLE CLASS INFORMATION PACK
This class information pack is perfect to send home at the beginning of the year, or to distribute on a meet-the-teacher night. 
EDITABLE class information pack to help communicate with parents!
Simply type over the text boxes in the product to add relevant information about you and your class. It's great for sharing classroom expectations, wish lists, communication information, school policies, class supply lists, and anything else you want to share! Include as many (or few) pages as you wish. It's completely customizable, so you can personalize everything...even the headers!  
Find the editable classroom information pack {here}

EDITABLE MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS
I have also created an editable monthly newsletter pack, where you can share more detailed information with your students' parents.
EDITABLE class newsletters to help communicate with parents!
You can customize each month's newsletter by typing over the text boxes. Even the headers and month names are editable! They can be one or two sided...the possibilities are endless!

Find the editable newsletters {here}

Find even MORE editable classroom resources {here}.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Getting the Classroom Organized!

As teachers we know it helps to be organized. 
Here are some ways to help organize your classroom...and maximize learning!
organize your classroom...and maximize learning! Use fully editable binder covers with matching spines, name tag labels, job cards and schedule cards!
These binder covers {with matching spines!} are for your teacher binders. They will help you keep your curriculum, notes, and program resources on every subject organized. And they are fully editable, so you can change up the binder covers and spines to say whatever you want!
Find them {here}
organize your classroom...and maximize learning! Use fully editable binder covers with matching spines, name tag labels, job cards and schedule cards!
 Consider keeping your class informed about the day's events using schedule cards. This is especially helpful for students who experience anxiety as well as for those may not speak English as their first language. The graphics will help students piece together the day's schedule. The cards are fully editable, so you are able to change out any heading to the subject name of your choice!
Find them {here}
organize your classroom...and maximize learning! Use fully editable binder covers with matching spines, name tag labels, job cards and schedule cards!
 It's important for all students to take turns contributing to the classroom. These class job cards provide opportunities for students to get involved. The job titles are completely editable so you can create any jobs you wish!
Find them {here}
organize your classroom...and maximize learning! Use fully editable binder covers with matching spines, name tag labels, job cards and schedule cards!
 Name tag labels are useful for SO MANY things in the classroom! Desks, cubbies, pencil boxes, books, portfolios, charts...you name it! These rectangular and circular name tags are fully editable so that you can add your students' names. They can be used on anything at all!
Rectangle name tags {here}
Circle name tags {here}
organize your classroom...and maximize learning! Use fully editable binder covers with matching spines, name tag labels, job cards and schedule cards!
Find EVEN MORE editable items {here}!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Back to School Read Alouds

There are SO MANY great read alouds for back to school time! I thought I'd share a few of my favorite here. These are great picks for PreK-2 classrooms :)

YOU'RE FINALLY HERE
Back to school read alouds for the Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classroom. Includes book list and book activities for You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt, David Goes to School by David Shannon, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, and A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook.
 This is a class favorite! 
The bunny has been waiiiittttiinngg for the students' return to school, and tells about all the boring things he's been doing during his long wait.
Back to school read alouds for the Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classroom. Includes book list and book activities for You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt, David Goes to School by David Shannon, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, and A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook.
Click {here} to find some fun activities to go with this book!

DAVID GOES TO SCHOOL
Back to school read alouds for the Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classroom. Includes book list and book activities for You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt, David Goes to School by David Shannon, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, and A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook.
All students just LOVE David...because he never follows the rules! In this book David goes to school. He and his teacher learn a few things about obedience...and forgiveness.
Back to school read alouds for the Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classroom. Includes book list and book activities for You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt, David Goes to School by David Shannon, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, and A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook.
Click {here} to find some fun activities to go with this book!

CHRYSANTHEMUM
Back to school read alouds for the Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classroom. Includes book list and book activities for You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt, David Goes to School by David Shannon, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, and A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook.
In this classic by Kevin Henkes, Chrysanthemum goes to school and finds that not everyone loves her 'perfectly perfect' name as much as she does...until the teasing students are won over. This book is a great springboard for work on learning student names while teaching about respectfulness.
Back to school read alouds for the Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classroom. Includes book list and book activities for You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt, David Goes to School by David Shannon, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, and A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook.
Click {here} to find some fun activities to go with this book!

THE KISSING HAND
Back to school read alouds for the Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classroom. Includes book list and book activities for You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt, David Goes to School by David Shannon, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, and A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook.
Chester raccoon is anxious about leaving his mom to go to school. This book is great for easing into the transition of beginning school and being away from parents/caregivers for a time.
Back to school read alouds for the Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classroom. Includes book list and book activities for You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt, David Goes to School by David Shannon, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, and A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook.
Click {here} to find some fun activities to go with this book!

THE RECESS QUEEN
Back to school read alouds for the Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classroom. Includes book list and book activities for You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt, David Goes to School by David Shannon, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, and A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook.
'Mean Jean' is The Recess Queen who bullies the other kids and bosses them around...until a new student arrives at school and shows how to win this bully over!
Back to school read alouds for the Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classroom. Includes book list and book activities for You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt, David Goes to School by David Shannon, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, and A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook.
Click {here} to find some fun activities to go with this book!

A BAD CASE OF TATTLE TONGUE
Back to school read alouds for the Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classroom. Includes book list and book activities for You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt, David Goes to School by David Shannon, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, and A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook.
This book is great for primary grades in that it teaches students to differentiate between tattling and reporting. A must read for classes where there are lots of 'tattle tongues' :) 
Back to school read alouds for the Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classroom. Includes book list and book activities for You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt, David Goes to School by David Shannon, Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, and A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook.
Click {here} to find some fun activities to go with this book!
Find even more book companions {here}!

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

TPT Teacher Appreciation Sale

Teachers, we APPRECIATE you!
Save lots by using the PROMO code: THANKYOU17
Sale runs today and tomorrow only...so get shopping {here}
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