Daily 5


Parent Communication

Classroom Volunteers—A Gold Mine of Support

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We appreciate and value our classroom volunteers and rely on them for a vast number of things.

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Help Parents Promote Independent Reading and Writing at Home

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Choose from over 50 ideas of family-friendly ways that parents can make authentic learning experiences part of their children’s home lives.

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Building a Strong Home/School Relationship

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Engage your students’ caregivers from the start and yield the benefits all year long. 

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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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Explaining Daily 5 to Parents

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Are you worried that the parents of your students will question why your environment and structure is so different from when they went to school?  Here is a sample letter introducing The Daily 5 that you can easily revise to help explain.

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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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Helping Students Become Readers

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Here is how we made reading one of Sandra's Top 10 favorite activities, and what you can do to help your students

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Stop the Summer and Vacation Slide With Daily 5

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Students who read at home during vacation breaks will continue to make gains. Here is a letter you can send home to encourage parents to make time for reading a part of their family vacation plans.

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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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The Power of Positive Parent Communication

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Welcoming Parent Volunteers–7 Ideas

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Are you wondering how you might utilize eager parent volunteers without letting them in the classroom until routines and procedures are in place? This article has seven suggestions that might work for you.

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Special Touches for Positive Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Are your parent-teacher conferences right around the corner? You may want to adopt some of these ideas to make them memorable this year.

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Parent Letter Requesting Books for the Classroom Library

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Are you looking for ways to add new titles to your classroom library without spending a fortune? Allison Behne has a great idea that will involve families and give students in your room a book legacy that will live long after they leave in June.

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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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Why Not Worksheets for Homework?

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Ready for worksheets to be a thing of the past?  Here's how you can explain the change to parents.  

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Parent Involvement and Partnership–Actions Parents Can Take

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Here is a wonderful article on how parents can partner with their child's school and teacher. 

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Parent Letter Explaining Daily 5 (Spanish)

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Here is the 'Parent Letter explaining Daily 5', 'The I Pick Chart' and 'The Behaviors that Support Learning' all translated into Spanish.

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Introducing Daily 5 to Parents

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Daily 5 often looks very different from how the parents of our students learned. A letter home will help explain why we do what we do.

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Parents Receive Summer Literacy Ideas

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Trish Prentice shares ideas to keep reading going over the summer. 

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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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Forever Book

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Allison Behne shares how forever books help to inspire readers. 

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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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