Daily communication is important between parents and their child about the day’s events, and between parents and me, the teacher. I’m sure I am preaching to the crowd! To help keep everyone on the same page and to create a system that is quick and effective for parents, my kinders have a daily folder.
It has a parent-teacher communication sleeve that is clear. This part my kinders are responsible for checking and filing papers, notes, etc. into daily if necessary.
It has a book log to keep track of books read at home. I’ve updated my logs from “read and record” to “read and respond” (in my new pack -see below) to better fit my kinders’ and families’ needs. I’m excited about the updated book logs as each month they ask quality questions in parent/kinder friendly ways to help them practice what we’re learning in school, at home. And they are Common Core Standards based – this excites me (yes, really!) because I am working hard at becoming super familiar with them for next year’s roll-out!
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Giving my kinders their own organizational tool helps build re.spon.si.bil.it.y!
How do like to give responsibility to your kinders?
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