I am very excited to participate in Lorraine's Linky Party because not only does she have great ideas, I get to read and research all you other lovely teachers as well! Parent communication is so important because we always want to do what is best for the child and keep in contact on the best way to do that.
I have found a notebook in my binder very helpful to document any information needed.
This year, being the first year I have been involved with teacher stores and the blogging world (VERY recently for blogging), I realize that I wanted to create a Back to School type unit - and I tried to think of documents to create that I would've wanted ideas from as a first year teacher. This includes organizing formats for lessons, students, and contacting parents. Please check it out here on SALE for $3.00 :)
There are also a wide range of wonderful resources on TPT and Teacher's Notebook for different newsletters... I got this one from Mrs. Magee and I use it all year long for a bi-weekly newsletter. It's cute and easy to format :) Love!!!
I also love cute little positive comment notes... it is important to communicate positively as much as possible. It makes the student feel good, the parents feel good, and of course, us :) The parents really appreciate it!
This is a cute freebie from Kinderglynn of positive notes. Check it out, it is one of the most adorable freebies for positive reinforcement :)
I am off spring break now, but when I get some time I am hoping to make some more freebies soon.