There are so many things to do to prepare for the first weeks ofschool. One of the things I have been workingon is my ‘Back 2 School’ letter. Theletter I send home is pretty important – it is the first school-homecommunication I will have with families, it sets the expectations for the yearand it is the best time to lay out the inter workings of our class and day. I usually start off with anintroductory letter. I want to letfamilies know WHO their kiddo will be spending so much time with. I talk about me, my family and give them alittle bit of my educational and career background. The next few pages are all specifics aboutour class – our schedule, class expectations, rules and responsibilities,consequences, rewards, wish-list, blah blah blah! If that packet was not enough for parents,this year I added a few new pages!
Thesepages include a student info sheet (quick guide for me to have in the room), aparent volunteer form and a photo release paper. I wanted to add the photo release paper so Iwasn’t posting any pics of my amazing kiddos and their work this year withoutpermission. If you are interested inthis pack, I have bundled it for you HERE! In addition to those three sheets, I also included a quick-contact paperfor you and a daily behavior chart. Ilike having the quick contact paper near my phone so that if/when I need to geta hold of a parent, I don’t have to mess around and waste time!
What do you like to include in your parent letter?