Partnership With Parents

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Developing a sense of community between home and school is fundamental to the partnership with parents. The key aspect of establishing partnership is to support students learning and education. Within the given interview with Mrs. Goodell, I have learned that I should strive to use different strategies to make communication effective as possible with parents by being informative and interactive. From the start, middle and end of each school year it is highly important to establish a good base foundation with each parent. By doing this I need to find what ways work best for each individual parent to form that strong communication, whether its technology and/or phone calls.

Start of the School Year To form a base foundation Mrs.Goodell sends out a letter to each student’s parents before open house and school starts. She gives the parents and students a warm welcome into the school year, by introducing herself and goals for the school year. She tries to make a comfortable and open introduction to start the school year off. During open house in her classroom, Mrs. Goodell will have an ongoing slide show on display; a packet for each parent to take home that contains a welcoming letter, school schedule, parent information form and a sheet asking parents to tell her about their student. For students that Mrs. Goodell
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Goodell usually coordinates with the general education teacher when it comes to parent conferences that happen twice a year. She meets with the parents in-between the planned parent conferences to discuss concerns or progress with the parents as she feels it’s needed to keep ongoing progress at school and at home. Mrs. Goodell has the students’ information with paperwork and work that she saves to show the parents when they meet. This gives the parents an idea of what they do within her classroom to help the student reach their own individual goal. She makes sure that she has a copy with sufficient work to help portray the individual child’s

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