Class Auctions Class Economy Parent Communication and Classroom Management Tool

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If you’re looking for an easy and creative way to stay in contact with parents while teaching your students real-world responsibility, you are going to love using Home Communication Notebooks with Classroom Auctions!

My students never (okay, almost never) forgot to share notes from parents or give them daily updates from hot lunch reminders to overdue library books with this simple and very effective system.

I’ve included everything you need to set up this system quickly and easily in your classroom. I’ve had FANTASTIC feedback from parents in the years that I used this system inside my own classroom, and it’s the reason I not only had parents on my side from the start of each school year, but it’s also why so many of the parents of my students became close friends over the years.

Here’s what you get:

1. Step-by-step instructions for how to set up and run auctions.

2. Editable parent letter to introduce this system.

3. Home Communication Book labels (whole and half-page designs for lower and upper elementary).

4. “Scholar Dollar Bank” envelope stickers.

5. Scholar Dollars (5 colors).

6. Donation suggestions/prize suggestions.

7. Editable certificates for prizes.

8. Student Auction Planning Sheet .

9. Items Purchased (tracking sheet).

10. Thank you cards for parent volunteers & for donations.

Over 40 pages of templates and resources – everything you need to get started and run class auctions inside your classroom, all while getting your students into the daily habit of sending parent communication back and forth from school – even when their families don’t have access to technology.

Learn more about how I used this system inside my classroom in Episode #95 of the Beginning Teacher Talk podcast:

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