Integrating the Arts in Kindergarten
Kindergarten has changed so much since I was in Mrs. Ryan's half day class back in the 80's. Kindergartners have gone from playing house to...
I Give Homework in Kindergarten (But Not Like You Think)
Do you ever hear the word "homework" brought up in conversation and cringe a little, not knowing what the next statement will be? I know ...
How to make parents love you – Enchanted Kinder Garden
Yep. You read that exactly right. Do you have a hard time talking with parents? Well, I do. I’d rather not talk to them on most days. It’s hard to carry on a conversation since I’m not the type that starts conversations. It’s even HARDER for me to write notes home or even CALL. I […]
Getting to Know Your Students from Their Parents
classroom tips, resources, & teaching ideas for upper elementary classrooms | special education and co-teaching support | guided research projects
Getting to Know Your Students - Sarah's Teaching Snippets
I know we all have Back to School on the brain, even though some of us don’t actually go back for another month. August is always the beginning of the end of summer, which is actually crazy to say because I actually have almost half a summer left. You know what I mean though! We’re ... Read More about Getting to Know Your Students
Monthly Family Projects
These monthly family projects are a great way to make that home connection! I send our projects home in the beginning of the month and I love seeing them hang in the room for the rest of the month! Each month has a craft AND a writing extension September- apple (what they like best about school so...
Classroom Newsletter Template- EDITABLE- Printer Friendly
Forming the perfect teacher/parent relationship relies strongly on communication! This Classroom Newsletter template is an easy way to do just that! Only takes a few minute to plug your information in for the week! Printer friendly as well!✨✨Buy this newsletter with a different theme! ✨✨Included in...
FREEBIE Editable Parent Teacher Conference Pack
Need to be organized for parent teacher conferences? I've helped make that busy time of the year simpler for you with these forms. You can type RIGHT in to these forms and print for each student! Included: Sign Up, Reminder Note, Parent Questionnaire, Student Survey, Conference Template Forms, Par...
Eight Things That Should be at the Top of Teachers' To-Do Lists for the Beginning of the Year
I am a list-maker. BIG TIME. I love the feeling of crossing a completed task off of my to-do list and watch the crossed off items over...
FREE Classroom Forms to Communicate with Parents • Traci Clausen
Communicate with parents about student behavior in a simple, yet clear way. These FREE classroom forms are so simple and effective!
Top Tips for Parent Teacher Conferences
Love them of hate them, they are here! It is time for parent teacher conferences. Conferences can be stressful but I actually enjoy t...
Parent Conference Tips - Sailing into Second
Read all about my top 3 tips for making your parent conference week a little easier.