Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekly Cheat Sheet

Happy Monday Everyone!!! Last week was a toughie! We were back from break... PLUS, there was Report Card Monday, followed by Conferences on Wednesday and Thursday and Earth(Craft-Craziness) Friday. 

Luckily, today started with a work day – which I used to pull together our school’s writing night.

However, I just wanted to pop in and share something so little I didn’t think big… Until, about 80% of parents mentioned how much they LOVE it.

Each Monday I send home a “Cheat Sheet” for parents to hang on their fridge. This list has their spelling words, teaching objective for each subject area, and events for each day of the week.  So many parents mentioned how much this helped them juggle the craziness of having a 7 year old.

The image below will take you to the Powerpoint so you can modify it directly if it’s something you think you can use.

I have first and second graders in my class, so the attachment has both grades.

The fonts are ones I’ve found in various corners of the internet… so if the formatting looks a little kooky when you download it, just change the fonts!

I hope your week is off to a great start!


Erin said...

LOVE your cheat sheet! I am definitely going to copy the idea & send one home next week for my students. Enjoy your week too! !! ! :)

Kelley Cirrito said...

This is very helpful! Thanks!!

Jacqueline Richardson said...

I am teaching second grade for the first time and I wish i had this at the beginning of the year. My school is majority ELL with 47 different languages in our school. Its so hard giving homework and passing out informational flyers and our parents and kids can't even read what it says.I feel for them being here and not understanding alot. Maybe this would help. Sorry for venting. Thanks for this. Be Blessed.

Jacqueline Richardson said...

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Ms. J said...

Thanks for the freebie!!

Miss J

Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

Miss DeCarbo said...

Great idea!!

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Unknown said...

Days following breaks are alway crazy. Glad you got through them with enough sanity left over. The cheat sheet is such a great idea. I can totally see why parents love it! Thank you for offering it as an adaptable template.

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Hope the end of the school year is going well.

Lori said...

Love the Cheat Sheet! I can see why it is helpful to parents. :)
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Brandi said...

Love the Cheat sheet!

Unknown said...

I just awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award. Stop by my blog to pick it up! :)

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Miss DeCarbo said...

This is a great idea! :)

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Jessica Heeren said...

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Shelly Sitz said...

I nominated you for an award. Please stop by to pick it up.


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SCTiger said...

Great! Thank you!

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Christina Bainbridge said...

Haven't heard from you girls in a while... hoping all is well in your neck of the Mitten! ;)

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Rikki said...

I love your weekly cheat sheet. What a great idea!

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Unknown said...

Hey Ladies!! I was just thinking of you as I realized it had been a year since our last meet up! Hope all is well for both of you! I'd love to meet up again soon :)

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