One thing we learned last year during the Exhibition is that it really does help for the parents to be ‘in the know’ and supportive of their child. It also helps when those unwritten expectations of fifth grade (being timely, organzied, thoughful, perserverant) are made explicit to students and parents so that we are all on the same page.
Over the next couple of weeks, I will be working on the following prep sheets with my class and their families.
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We will do the student portion at school and the sheet will go home to be shared with families and for parents to offer their input. My main goal? To create conversation. To get students and parents and their teachers talking and sharing and supporting one another.
We say it is a team effort – now let’s work like we really mean it.