Monday, July 28, 2014

Teacher Blogs

I GHEARTG Teacher Blogs!

I love reading blogs.

I ABSOLUTELY love it!  

I currently have 53 blogs bookmarked on my Mac and “Open in Tabs” each and every day!

Reading about all these neat ideas might cause a sudden overwhelming feeling of teacher envy.  (and a sudden desire to go a little PIN crazy on Pinterest)

Or, so I’ve been told…..

Here is list of my top favorite 20 blogs. 
(Random Order)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Parent Donations

I admit this ecard is a little bit of an exaggeration,
but thought it was a great introduction to my next topic.

Class Celebrations and Parent Donations

Gone are the days when I ask each and every child to bring in a treat for a class celebration.  For the last few years, I've sent an email to each family with a small request.  I never want parents to feel obligated to send in a treat.  This method allows each parent to pick and choose when it is a good time to volunteer (if ever) to send in a treat.

The letter below is an example of an email I have sent to the students' parents.  It's amazing how fast parents reply to this email.  Once I have enough donations, I send out another email thanking everyone for their generosity.   Super simple and non-confrontational.  (My favorite part)


We will have a small classroom Halloween celebration THIS Thursday. Please let me know if you would be willing to send in any of the items below.  I want to make sure we don't receive duplicates, so I will reply with a "confirmation email" to verify your donation.

** a bag of apple slices

** Halloween themed-Oreos (or other Halloween type cookies)

** a bag of popcorn (already popped)  (You can buy these at Publix in the Deli section.)

** 16 juice boxes

Once again, please know how much I appreciate any and all donations.  Your generosity will make our  Halloween Party a success!!!

My Best,