These In a Million Words or Less letters are an amazing resource to help build relationships with your students and families.
This resource comes with a zip file with the following parts:
1. One Bilingual Parent Version (non-editable PDF)
2. One Bilingual Student Version (non-editable PDF)
3. One Bilingual Parent Version (editable .pptx)
4. One Bilingual Student Version (editable .pptx)*both the editable student and parent versions are in the same .pptx file
All letters are bilingual in English and Spanish. The prompts are in both languages on the same page. The Spanish version has been edited by native speakers.
Each letter has a prompt, asking students and families to share anything they want you to know as their teacher.
You simply assign the letters as a homework assignment for both students and families.
I've been using these letters in my middle school classroom for years as an easy way to connect with families. I've been blown away by the information that people are willing to share with you if you just give them a chance.
From inspiring stories to tragic family situations, I've been able to learn about my students and families by asking them to tell me anything they'd like me to know about their student or family, in a million words or less...
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