I certainly never heard of Friday Folders before Michelle, my new co-teacher, told me about them today during our long distance planning session for the upcoming school year (which begins in two weeks).
She remembers them fondly from her own school days and suggested we incorporate them into our kindergarten routine. Every Friday we intend to communicate with parents using these folders. The purpose is to provide specific information to allow interested moms and dads to construct a portrait of their child's academic, social and/or emotional development at school during the past week.
The parents will then respond with their opinions, concerns, questions and comments over the weekend and return the folders to us on Monday morning. The folders provide a way to ensure open communication between the school and home environments.
|Meet Michelle, my |
Although I embrace working with Michelle, I haven't totally loosened my grip on Lauren who worked alongside me for nine years. Lauren is ever gracious in providing feedback and resources as I prepare for another exciting school year.
I can't help but feel like a lucky guy. Take a look at Michelle (pictured). Take a look at Lauren. They are both as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. And smart, kind, charming and funny too.
I'm sure I'll be writing a lot more about Michelle throughout the year.
Consider yourself introduced.