Notes for Parents

Welcome!  If you are a parent with a student in my classroom, I’m glad you found your way to my digital place.  There are a couple of important communication tools you will want to know about in order to stay in touch with me and up to date on your child’s experience in our classroom so please read on.

Seesaw

screen-shot-2015-05-12-at-5-20-41-pmSeesaw is a website with an accompanying app that you can download for your smartphone that will allow you to keep informed about things that are going on in our classroom and what your child is working on.  It is a communication tool for me to deliver news and updates and reminders to you but more importantly, it is a digital portfolio of your child’s progress this year.  You won’t want to miss out on all the great things your child is learning and accomplishing.  I strongly encourage you to download the app and when your student brings home the QR code, please scan it and get access to your child’s portfolio.

Remind

Remind is a texting app that allows for two way communication between you and me. I will 1200x630bfbe sending home the code and number to text during the first weeks of school and I will give it out at our Open House and again at conferences. It is a really great way to stay in touch if texting is your preferred method of communication.  I find I can multi-task and respond to a text much faster than having to email or call (though I’m not opposed to either of those). If it works for you, I encourage you to download the Remind app and let’s stay in touch this year.  (P.S. It’s really great for those times when your student is saying they don’t have homework and you’re not quite sure if that’s accurate.  Usually it is, but a quick text to me on Remind will clear all that up.)

My goal is to stay in touch with you as often and as regularly as possible through as many forms of communication as possible.  If one method of communication works best for you, feel free to email or message me and let me know what you prefer. I’m happy to accommodate.