Monday, September 2, 2013
Parent-Teacher Communication Forms/Letters/Templates
Communication with parents is key to having a good CCD classroom. Keeping parents informed is an excellent way to keep in touch and help parents be a part of their child's education. Parent’s love to know what is going on in their child’s classroom and would love to help out whenever they can.
Here are some forms/letters/templates you can use in your classroom:
office.microsoft.com- Class Contact List, Class Emergency Phone Numbers, Class Calendar, Class Party Sign Up Sheet, Class Snack Schedule, Class Newsletter
educationworld.com- Communicate with parents by snail mail or e-mail with these editable and/or printable forms and letters.
2.scholastic.com- Lots of ideas and forms to use in your classroom
teacherverision.fen.com- Teacher-Parent Collaboration ideas and forms
researchautism.org- The following reproducible worksheet provides a daily or weekly template that teachers and parents can use to communicate about a child with an autism spectrum disorder and his or her performance and progress. (Use this to make your own daily or weekly template for your classroom.)
teachertools.org- Free downloads of forms and letters for Discipline, Academic, Communication, etc. Tons of forms and letters provided. Just click on "Forms and Letters" on the left and it will take you right there.
mrsnemer.com- Parent Teacher Communication Forms
Classroom Newsletters- Classroom newsletters are an excellent way to keep in touch with parents and help them be a part of their child's education.
Progress Reports- Keeping parents well informed is key for any teacher. Here are some Progress Reports that you can use in your classroom.
Assignment Sheets and Grade Sheets- Keeping accurate records of student assignments is necessary for good parent/teacher communication. It also helps students be more organized and be able to turn assignments on time. Here are a few free assignment/grade sheets that might come in handy.
Introductory Letter To Parents- It is a great idea to take the opportunity to introduce yourself by welcoming the child and the parents in a letter the first day of CCD. It provides the parents with information of what is expected in the classroom and what the children will be doing during the year. It can also inform parents of the expectations and rules of the class that will help in making the classroom productive, creative, and enjoyable year for all (this can be a separate page that parents must sign and return to you). Teachers can also ask if parents are interested in volunteering and for any information that can help aid them in better understanding their child and their needs.
Agenda Book/Planner- An organized student stays current on assignments and will achieve success in school. Agenda books help students develop sound organization skills that will teach them a successful lifelong journey through school. *Printable Agenda Book page with directions on how to fill it out. Place for parents/teachers to communicate on form.