The kids get so excited to see their paper on the Treasured Work board. When I went to take the first round of papers down I realized that the paper was something we had done really early in the year. I didn’t want the parents to think that I was forgetting to send papers home so I decided to create a very simple note to attach to each paper that is featured on the board. That way the parents know why they are not getting certain papers and projects every day and the kids think it is as fabulous as a sticker to have a bright note attached to their paper. Doing this just shows you going the extra step in appreciation for good work and is a simple way to make a positive communication home to the parents/guardians.
I have added the note file below to Google Docs. If you need the note changed to say something other than Treasured Work board please let me know in the comments below with your email and I will send one over to you :) There is a fancy font and a plain font included.
A Day In First Grade) holds near and dear to her heart. Kristen had the privilege of teaching at Makarios in the Dominican Republic a couple years ago. Sadly, the school was pretty much destroyed when a flood ripped through the town. Makarios takes care of over 100 impoverished Haitians and Dominicans providing them with education, two meals a day, medical attention and clothing. You can read more about how you can donate or help out as they recover from this traumatic event by going to this website: http://makariosinternational.org/2012/11/10/urgent-need-flood-damages-school/. I, along with Kristen would be very grateful for any help you may be able to offer during this time of need. If you are a prayer warrior the Dominican people can use your prayers as they recover from this trying time as well.
*Please note these images came from the website listed above. These are in no way my images. I just want you to see first hand the mess this flood made of the school and community.*