Send them home with a prompt! Parents want to be involved, but the information in the newsletter only reaches a few. The newsletter can stay in the backpack all year, but the sticker isn't as easy to ignore.
By placing a label on the children at the end of the school day, many opportunities are provided for reinforcement. Information is reviewed at school, and then again as the parent reads the sticker and asks the child about what he or she has learned. It provides parents with a more focused question that contributes to a conversation with greater depth and vocabulary reinforcement. These simple labels offer parents an alternative to "How was school?", and provide students with a cue for recalling the events of the day.
The entire school year is covered, and some themes include both broad and focused statements to allow for flexibility of use. The statements (65 in all) are based upon typical weekly themes associated with most early childhood curriculum programs.
I like to use them on Tuesdays or Wednesdays after the children have been introduced to the topic so the discussion at home is purposeful, and they have the opportunity to return to the classroom with additional knowledge.
These can be printed on labels compatible with Avery 5160/8160 labels (30 per sheet)
***If your labels do not print correctly, make sure that "Actual Size" is checked in the print dialog box.***