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1 F.I.S.H. Family Involvement Starts Here

2 F.I.S.H. Objectives: Identify why family involvement is important in a childs education. Identify several different methods for involving parents in their childs education.

3 From the TEA Pre-K Guidelines: Families: Critical Players in Childrens School Readiness and Prekindergarten Experience

4 Why is family involvement important?

5 Why should I make the effort?

6 Parents are the first teachers Parents must be equal partners Learning does not stop outside the classroom. Dont ask for parent involvement- expect it!

7 Family Involvement is not only about parents helping out in the classroom.

8 Setting the Stage for Success Daily Communication Folders Appropriate Homework Weekly Newsletters Buddy Bags Family Nights Class Websites Parent Conferences Parent Education Sessions

9 From the TEA Pre-K Guidelines Early childhood teachers work in collaborative partnerships with families, establishing and maintaining regular, frequent twoway communication with childrens families.

10 Setting the Stage for Success Parent Orientation Prepare the Parents F.A.Q.s Handouts

11 Setting the Stage for Success How to Prepare the Parents: 1.Put parents at ease 2.Teach parents how to talk to their children about school 3.Share your policy on separation anxiety.

12 Setting the Stage for Success F.A.Q.s: Frequently Asked Questions What if my child is sick? What should my child wear to school? Does my child need an extra change of clothes? Do I need to purchase school supplies? Can I bring treats to school for my child's birthday? Do I need to send a snack to school with my child? Will my child be taking a nap at school? What is the best way to contact my childs teacher?

13 Setting the Stage for Success Handouts Letter from Teacher Supply List Student Information Sheet Name Tags Other

14 Daily Communication Folders What are they? What is their purpose? What is found in a BEAR book?

15 Appropriate Homework Name Bags Skill Cards Activities Reading Book Checkout System

16 Weekly Newsletters Computer generated K.I.S.S. Use clip-art Consistency in layout Save old newsletters Proofread Include contact info Catchy title ing newsletters

17 Buddy Bags What are Buddy Bags? What are companion characters? What goes in the bag? Where to find materials? How do you track them?

18 Family Nights Door prizes Food Invitations Organized activities Theme nights Family photos

19 Class Websites About Me Page Your Philosophy Class Schedule Class Photos (check your districts policy first) Homework Policy FAQs/Handbook Link to School Website Links for Parents & Kids Curriculum Information

20 Parent Conferences Scheduling Preparing Portfolios Handouts/Packets Reminders Following-up

21 Parent Education Sessions Registration Orientation Homework Night Literacy Night Math Night

22 End of Year Library Info Local Pool Road Trip Tips List of Top 100 Books List of local places of interest List of FREE things to do with kids Summer Packet Calendar Nursery Rhymes Activities Recipes Supplies

23 Using Vista Print to Communicate Enhancing parent communication: Business Cards Magnets Thank You Cards Congratulations Cards Back to School Checklists Conference Scheduling & Reminders Brochures And Much More!

24 Review of Objectives F.I.S.H. Objectives: Identify why family involvement is important in a childs education. Identify several different methods for involving parents in their childs education.

25 by Vanessa Levin The End


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