Keeping Track of Awesomeness - Positive Notes to Parents

Good Morning Everyone, 
I'm so excited to link up (AGAIN) with some F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S bloggers in yet another amazing Bright Ideas Blog Hop! 

This is such a great way to get, well, BRIGHT ideas!

This month's BRIGHT idea is one that I use all year round. It is also a great tool to use in any classroom and at any grade level. 

I call it: Keeping Track of Awesomeness - Positive Notes to Parents! 

It all began when I taught a behavior class and had to communicate with parents daily. I found myself reporting many of the negative aspects of the day and forgetting the positives that had occurred. 

I was fortunate to attend a workshop for new teachers and left with quite a few tricks under my sleeve, including, Keeping Track of Awesomeness. I have been using this idea ever since.

It is quite simple. Make a copy of your class list, write the month of the year, and start ticking. This log ensures that, each month, I write a positive note for each of my students. 

Everyday, I select a different student to encourage and then tick off their name on the list. Voila!
I also like to write down what I wrote so that I can keep track from month to month. I like to vary my notes from academic, to behavior, to organization, etc... 

Another great idea I picked up at this workshop, is to staple "less desirable" notes in the agenda rather than write them directly inside. This ensures that students do not feel as though the negative note is something permanent. They make a mistake, their parents are informed, we move on. 

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  1. What a fabulous idea! I am terrible at telling parents about the good things. I have a "Rockstar" and "Warning" board, but I never do anything for the rockstars besides acknowledging them. They love it, but this takes it a step further. Thank you for sharing!
    Teaching Ever After

  2. I love this so much because yes it is SO easy to focus on the negatives and not the positives. Thanks for sharing this bright idea!

    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

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