We’ve all been there. We spend tons of time drilling certain skills and still there are some kiddos that just. don’t. get it. And school is fast-paced! We can’t spend a long time learning ONE skill deeply. While I know we will still work with those students in class, I often ask parents to continue the work at home. Then I am met with the ever-present question:
Well, how can I help my child?
I used to run off a bunch of copies and stick them in a folder, tuck it in their child’s backpack and say “here you go” or direct them to a website simply because I didn’t always have enough time to make intervention packets for each skill and for every student. I always wanted to do more.
This product offers you a chance to be way more intentional about empowering parents to help at home. Not only can this be sent home to allow parents to just help- but it also gets parents involved in the process of collecting data on their child.
So how does it work? You can literally print this product, assemble in a folder, and send home! That’s it!
I get a three-pronged folder and in an effort to make it special and fun (instead of seeming like extra homework) I write their name on it the front cover (included in the download).
When the parent opens the folder, stacked in the front pocket they would find:
And inside the prongs, parents will find 10 days of practice that is parent friendly (simple and quick!). I also include anchor charts that parents can display at home. I put them in sheet protectors so they last a little longer.
Here are a few of the sheets up close:
This progress tracker is the sheet that I ask parents to send back for my records. They don’t always come back, and that’s OK. I just explain the importance and most parents understand.
The best thing is knowing that I have provided my parents with a tangible and organized way to help their child. This provides accountability for me AND my parents!