CAFE


Parent Communication

Parents as Partners

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Good communication is key to positive parent-teacher partnerships. Here are some resources to foster and support these important relationships. 

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Supporting Students and Parents with Keywords

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Giving parents keywords is a simple way to offer more support at home.

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Feature Spotlight–Parent Communication

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Easily locate articles and videos that will support communicating with parents.

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Family Reading Night–Building Community

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Family Reading Night is just one of the ways my school builds a sense of community with it's families. Check it out. You might be inspired to start your own family-night tradition.

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Regarding Parent Volunteers

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We've gathered ideas and links to help make the most of volunteers who want to support you both in and out of the classroom.

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Parent Letter–Value of Using The Pictures

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Trish is a wonderful kindergarten teacher who uses friendly letters to inform and teach her families about the learning happening at school. In this note, she informs families that it is completely appropriate for their sons and daughters to use the pictures to support their reading. Adults do it all the time!

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Explaining Daily 5 and CAFE to Parents

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Are you looking for a way to explain Daily 5 and CAFE to the parents of your current class? This might help!

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Miraculous Journey–End of Year Celebration

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Our favorite read aloud becomes an end-of-the-year gift, and a letter for parents with the same theme celebrates the miraculous journey of first grade.

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Sisters on the Spot–Communication and Grades

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LaVerne joined us to ask the following two questions: How do you clearly communicate to families where their child is as a reader. How do you assign grades on report cards based on your reading assessments?

 

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Advice for Parents–Engaging Readers

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In this article published in the Washington Post, Lucy Calkins and Richard Allington offer reading advice to parents.

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Parent Help and Additional Staff Support

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Training additional adults to support where needed in our classrooms can bring tremendous benefits.  

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Student-Led Conference Documents

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Here are some of the documents we use to inform parents, ready students, and ensure that important information is shared. 

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Parent Conferences and The CAFE Menu

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Whether doing Student Led Conferences or traditional Parent Teacher Conferences, the CAFE Menu is always an integral part of our literacy conversations with families.

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