Last year I started a class website with hopes that parents/guardians would get a better idea of what their children were learning & doing at school.
-a schedule of upcoming dates
-links to school district pdfs
-a form with which they could send me messages
-a class blog about upcoming units/projects
-list of daily homework and assignments
-links to educational websites
I asked parents to complete a survey monkey in which many confessed that they did not really use the website...but all said that they were happy that it existed!
Well, this year I am hoping to get more of our parents/guardians using our site! So taking advice from my PLN on twitter this is what I am going to do:
-post this poster outside of my classroom so that parents can easily scan the QR codes to our website and twitter account
-call each parent during the first week of school to personally invite them to Meet the Teacher night so that I can share our website URL and its functions with all of them
-collect parent emails and send messages when important updates are made
Any other advice? I really want to get more parents/guardians involved this year!
What are you going to do to improve your school/home communication?