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Students create a special notepad for parent-teacher communication throughout the school year.
communication, parent, apple
In this activity, students create special notepads their parents can use to send regular notes to the teacher; the teacher will have a similar pad for their responses to parents. The activity also provides teachers with some start-of-the-new-year insight into students' abilities to follow directions and their handwriting/motor or basic computer skills.
You might use the apple notepad template in one of two ways:
Next, have students cut out all the apples, so each has a total of 12 apples. Tell them to stack all 12 apples one on top of the other and then staple the apples together just below the stem (Younger students might need help stapling through 12 sheets of paper.)
Send home the notepad with a letter or with the first issue of your class newsletter. Explain to parents that students created the notepads to provide their parents with a simple way to communicate with you. Tell parents that you hope to hear from them at least once a month. Encourage them to use the notepad to share good news of special events in their child's life, to ask a question, to request an update of their child's performance, or for any other reason. Let them know that you have your own notepad and will use it to respond each time they write to you.
Students will follow directions.
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