I am so excited to finally share my best parent communication trick with you!
Are you ready?
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I’ve been using reminder stickers since my high school days. I remember my mom wanting me to create a flyer to remind her Kindergarten families of a Chick-fil-a Spirit Night. Hmm, I wonder if I could make some funny cow stickers, I thought.
If I made stickers:
- The flyers would be less likely to get lost.
- The parents would definitely SEE the reminder. (You know, instead of it getting lost in their backpack).
- The kids would be excited to show their parents the sticker because, let’s face it, stickers are FUN!
I went through her supply cabinet, found some labels, and went to work. The result?! Stickers that her students could wear home to remind their parents about spirit night!
Since having my own classroom, I really wanted to sit down and create all the stickers I would need in an entire school year. Do you want to know how that went? It didn’t!! At least not until this summer when I had ample time off. 😉
I went through my homework newsletters from last year and wrote down every parent reminder I had and then turned it into a cute sticker.
My sticker model is my littlest sister-in-law. Isn’t she the cutest?! I am lucky enough to have known her since she was born and I just love her to pieces!
I printed the stickers and put them in a binder. By keeping the binder near the door, I will always have any reminder that I need at my fingertips!
Here are some of my favorites:
labels can be bought at your local office supply store or you can order them on Amazon. I used HP OfficeJet 4635 e-All-in-One Printer.
P.S. I tried other brands and they did not align as well as Avery 8163.
In the spirit of back-to-school, I have FREE stickers for you! You can download here and discover how it easy it is to print your own stickers!
What’s your best parent communication trick?