Parent Notes

Collection by Felicia Johnson

Felicia Johnson
Free Sites to Support Literacy ~ Great for classroom use and to share with families!

11 Free Reading Websites for Kids

Bring reading to life with these 11 free reading websites for kids! Great resources for preschool through middle school. Find more at

9 fun activities for teaching and practicing sight words. Great for parents who want to work with their child at home.

Teaching Sight Words - Make Take & Teach

A few months back I posted the 10 Activities for Learning Letters and Sounds activity kit that I developed for a few first graders who hadn’t yet mastered letters and sounds. The idea behind the kit was to provide fun, hands-on activities for either classroom voluteers or parents to work with their child at home. […]

At home reading strategies for parents! It would make a good poster for pediatric clinics' waiting rooms

Reading- The School/Home Connection

Hello Everyone! I have had many second grade teachers contact me about our home reading log and parent/child questions to accompany reading. Reading at home is a huge component in reading success. I have shared our first grade log before, but I went ahead and added a second grade component to this little packet. We require our first graders to read at least ten minutes every evening. I included a note to parents about second graders reading twenty minutes. Take a peek! If you would like your…

Mom Sets the Tone--5 Ways to Reset Your Mood When Anger Strikes This can also work for a teacher and classroom!

Mom Sets the Tone {5 Ways to Reset Your Mood When Anger Strikes} — The Better Mom

Moms, our anger sets the tone for our family. Go from grouchy to great with these 5 easy ways to improve your mood and attitude.

Corkboard Connections: What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher

What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher

Corkboard Connections is a blog written by Laura Candler who enjoys connecting terrific teachers with amazing resources!

Help your parents engage in a thoughtful conversation with their child by providing them with this list of open-ended questions to start the conversation flowing. {FREEBIE}

Questions to help parents talk about their child's school day

Help your parents engage in a thoughtful conversation with their child by providing them with this list of open-ended questions to start the conversation flowing. {FREEBIE}

I thought it might be nice if parents had a little background knowledge to help them, help their child. Why not tell them what fluency is or how it sounds? Why not give them directions on how to help with those things? Well here you go...Fluency Folders!

Get Fluency Flowing in a Flash!

I needed a way to help parents understand the importance of reading fluency. I know it is difficult to sit through . . .um I mean list...

There are stages that some parents go through when teachers tell them that their child is working below level. This is a good post to bookmark to read before you conference with a parent about this topic.

Student Working Below Level

Do you have a student that is working below level that you plan to refer for testing this year? Are you working through the different stages that your district requires before he or she is tested? Part of the process is communicating with your student's parent. Communicating with a parent when you suspect a learning disability is often a topic that is neglected in the undergraduate experience. This is such a shame because it is something every teacher will need to know at some point in his…

Self Regulation Hand Out

What? Why? How? – Self Regulation - Your Therapy Source

Are you nervous about going to parent teacher conferences? With's tips on what to ask at parent teacher conferences you will feel less anxious and get the most out of your discussion

Think back-to-school—and after school.

It’s time again to think about school, conferences, and care for your kids when the school day ends. Visit to find great sitters in your area who “make the grade.”

Read this blog post filled with tips and advice for parent-teacher conferences and grab this free template!

Let's Talk Parent-Teacher Conferences

I am not sure how you feel about parent-teacher conferences, but when chatting to colleagues, I have encountered everything from frustration and dislike, to enjoyment and gratification. Personally, I love them: I find that meeting the parents or guardians of the teens I work with every day can be the most insightful, valuable and constructive experience. Below are just a few of the top tips I have garnered from my many meetings with parents (often learned the hard way)…

easy checklist for parent-teacher conferences...modify for third grade

Parent Conferences

Yesterday was a long, but productive, day as I met with almost all of my parents. I wanted to share the conference form I use that is prett...

FREE parent handouts just in time for conferences! Phonemic Awareness, Learning Sight Words, Oral Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension

Parent Handouts- Perfect for Conferences! - Make Take & Teach

I am really envious of my friends and colleagues who are organized. I am just not one of those people. I’ll confess my computer files are a mess. Files are saved on several different computers, in different folders and under a variety of file names. Well, conferences are coming up soon and I’m on a mission this […]

10 cool things to make with your kids!

10 cool things to make with your kids

Follow us on Pinterest for tons of great kids activities and ideas. Welcome back to TUESDAY TOTS Brought to you weekly by Learn with Play at home (that's us), Rainy Day Mum, and One Perfect Day This week we are showcasing "10 cool things to make with kids" Making things with kids isn't always about the end result. There is so much to be gained from a bit of DIY with children. From learning concepts of recycling to language, maths, creativity and so much more. The process is almost always…