I want this year to be different!
I started the first day of school with a goal of at least 5 positive emails home that were student specific and included at least a couple details that were specific to their son or daughter so it wasn't a form email being sent home. At first it was a task that I wanted to include in my routine. Now it is so much more. On several occasions this year, I have been having a down moment or a moment of frustration with my colleagues and I've consciously chosen right then to write the emails. It completely changed my day around! I now crave celebrating my students every day! I am constantly on the lookout for positive examples of how their son or daughter is being a leader or how they have improved in class or a light bulb that finally went off as they "got it" after a brief or long struggle.
As of this blog post, I've sent out 127 emails. Some days I get on a roll and send out more than 5, but 5 is the minimum. I've only received about 20 responses, but those 20 have always made me smile as the parents get a look into the successes of their son or daughter in school.
I have also included a @smorepages for each class so the parents can get a peek into what we are doing and the projects that they have completed. The projects that are linked into the
Here are the links to the Smores:
It is my goal to keep emailing parents with positive feedback and to keep these Smores up to date.
Will you help hold me accountable?