Studies show that parent involvement positively influences student learning. That is why RightStart Math has created Parent Letters for your teachers to send home with their students.
Parent involvement in education is crucial. No matter their income or background, students with involved parents are more likely to have higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school.
What is included in the Parent Letter?
Each parent letter starts with a summary of what the student learned during the week. Then it provides three or more activities the parent can do at home to support their child’s learning. Next, there is a list of math card games that the student’s family can play at home to reinforce the skills the student is currently learning and to review the skills the student previously learned. Finally, the letter will briefly discuss what the student will learn in the upcoming week of school.
These letters are given to the teacher as a Word document so the teacher can add your school logo, their name or signature, and any other pertinent modifications needed.
Here are some samples of some parent letters.
Teachers who use the letters have found them to be an extremely beneficial means of communicating with their students’ parents. Not only does it inform the parents of what their child is learning, it opens the opportunity for more dialogue between the teacher and the parent.
If you would like more information about parent letters, contact us! We would love to provide these fabulous resources to your teachers!
You can also contact us to find out other ways to improve parent involvement. We have helped schools develop family game nights that provide the opportunity for parents to learn how important the games are to their child’s learning. Game nights are also a fun way to have your students show off what they are learning! Let us know if you are interested in more information about game nights!