Exactly!!!! It begins at home. A teacher cannot be expected to control  discipline your children when you never do!

So true! Teachers have an important role, but the family is equally and even more important in a child's education! There must be a partnership between the family and teacher for the child to have the most success!

This simple, customizable, page will help you efficiently run your Parent Teacher conferences with ease. I fill mine out prior to meeting with the ...

Parent Teacher Conference Summary

I love this! A great reminder for all of us...volunteers, teachers, coaches, parents, etc.

So important to remember this! When talking with parents, no matter what their child has done.keep this thought at the forefront of your mind.

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Ready or Not...Meet the Teacher!

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Ready or Not.Meet the Teacher! -- This is such a cute idea and what better way to interact with parents than giving! Maybe for open house?

Activities for a new class! Get the children to design one or two hands :)

Beginning of the school year art project!- photo only- could be hung in the hallway or make it your classroom door decoration

Meet the Teacher form via Laughing with Lane

11 Teacher-Tested Ways to Make Your Classroom Parents Adore You

An example of a meet the teacher bio to send home to the parents the first week of school.

Balloon for first day of school...I might put some sort of inspirational first grade quote, or treat inside & give to kids at end of the day...How EASY would pick-up be if the parents just looked for the balloons!! :) Write "I soared on my first day!" on each balloon.

Meet the Teacher Night idea. Kids and parents can locate desk quickly. Students can take balloon home at the end of the night as a special incentive. Another balloon idea: student writes a goal for the school year on balloon, with help from the teacher.

Ha!  I used to say this at Meet the Teacher every time!

And as a parent I promise not to believe everything the teacher tells me either. Especially after all the teachers I've caught in lies and observed mistreating children in their care.

Are you interested in being an inspirational teacher who helps your students develop their self-esteem? This pennant would look lovely hung up across your classroom and the positive quote will inspire your students while on display!

Are you interested in being an inspirational teacher who helps your students develop their self-esteem? This pennant would look lovely hung up across your classroom and the positive quote will inspire your students while on display!

First Grade a la Carte: Student Info/Parent Contact

Student Info/Parent Contact - What a great idea to put your parent contact form on the back of your information sheet to make it easy to keep your communication log!

Extra Special Teaching: Standardized Testing Parent Letter (Freebie) & New Games

Standardized Testing Parent Letter (Freebie) & New Games

Standardized Testing Parent Letter -- handing each student a note for their parent before the test (if any of my students parents forget I will make sure I have an encouraging note for them from me!

be a peacemaker

ANCHOR CHARTS: Use with the book The Peaceful Classroom by Naomi Drew and the No, David books by David Shannon to set up classroom rules and distinguish a peacemaker from a peacebreaker.

How to

FRIEND-used this acronym/idea when teaching activity day girls.worked well, good discussion Good for social skills!

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