I mentioned at our Back-to-School Night that I would be organizing a Student Work Folder system to assist you, your student and me in communicating about your student’s progress. The folder will be sent home every [day/month] and your student will bring it back the following [day].
This folder system is designed with two types of communication in mind:
Parent-Teacher Communication: Each week there will be items in the left-hand pocket that will keep you informed about what is currently happening in the classroom, your student’s progress and upcoming special events such as field trips. When the folder is returned, I will look for materials you send back to me such as notes about your student or permission slips you are returning.
Parent-Student Communication: Your student will be involved in making decisions regarding which work samples will be sent home and in writing comments about accomplishments and future goals. You also may find “interactive homework” activities that you and your student can do together. Ideally, you and your student will review the contents of the folder together. However, sometimes family schedules do not make this easy, so another option is to write comments to your student so s/he knows you reviewed the work. This is a great time to recognize your student’s accomplishments and help him/her identify next steps for learning!
I hope you will find the weekly folder system to be a helpful way to keep all of us involved in your student’s education. Please let me know if you have questions or comments! I always enjoy hearing from you.