Archive for the ‘Connecting with your Parents’ Category

Certificate Magic!

If you or your school is looking for a quick and easy way to create personalized certificates, you are in luck! This amazing website does them for you in an instant! You enter your information and then download your personalized certificate as a PDF! The best part is…. you can use it as many times as…

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Volunteers are so REFRESHING!

Want a quick and easy way to thank your school’s volunteers? We are hosting a volunteer luncheon and wanted to provide a quick gift for them as they leave. I bought a case of mini waters and some individual Crystal Light packets.  You can pick up crystal light packets at any grocery store. I bought…

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Technology in Education Hashtags

Need to stay on top of the technology education world? The best way is to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). I would start in your own building and then branch out to the world of Twitter. Here you can use hashtags to find the newest of the new, participate in Twitter chats and advance your profession. I…

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Education Hashtags – Elementary & Secondary

Want to stay on top of the elementary or secondary education world? The best way is to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). I would start in your own building and then branch out to the world of Twitter. Here you can use hashtags to find the newest of the new, participate in Twitter chats and…

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Education Hashtags – General

Want to stay on top of the education world? The best way is to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). I would start in your own building and then branch out to the world of Twitter. Here you can use hashtags to find the newest of the new, participate in Twitter chats and advance your profession….

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Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming!

I have put together some quick tips on Parent Teacher conferences. First, my school uses an awesome website called Sign Up Genius! You are able to build a custom sign up page, invite your group, sign people up online and then THEY send the reminders! It’s easy and simple and solves your parent/teacher conference sign up…

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Parent Volunteer “To Do” Basket

I love my parent volunteers! I don’t always have the help, but when I do, it is AMAZING! If your parents/grandparents and other volunteers are spending their time to come into your room, it is nice to be ready and organized for them. Most of the time, I find that my parents come into my…

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Guest Readers for the Classroom

During the school year, my teammate and I invite guest readers (parents, grandparents, family and community members) to read to the children on each Friday of the week. We use the website called SignUpGenius.com to have the guest reader sign up. The website is a free resource to help people to sign up for events. It…

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ClassDojo

Want a classroom management system that is FREE and helps your communication with your parents and other teachers in the building? Want to encourage students, engage parents easily, and save time? Try ClassDojo! ClassDojo helps classrooms to improve by giving students positive feedback for any skill in any subject you choose. You are able to…

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Twitter Tweet Student Template

Our class uses this template to come up with a tweet before we edit and post it. There is a student each day that is allowed to “tweet”. My class loves Twitter to connect with our local communities; check out our Twitter page to follow along with our class. Head over to my TPT page…

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