Parent Communication Organization


 I love having an organized parent-teacher communication binder.

It helps keep me focused and I don't need to search for multiple binders when everything is all located in on spot. My binder does get quite big by the end of the year but I do appreciate having a one-stop-spot for everything.

Binder Organization

What Do I Keep?

Basically, I keep every form of communication with parents which is written in my communication binder and much more! Such as:

Parents "wishes" that they want me to know about their child

Notes about student behavior

Parent volunteer lists (dates, times etc)

Parent sign up lists (snacks, play dough, etc)

Any information from our Special Education team or any
professional who comes to service students.

Parent communication log - both praise points and concerns

If you want to check out the log I use in my binder click on the image to view it!

Labels

Basic Labels
If I have tabs that I want to reuse every year I assign each student a number and then attach a class list to the front of my binder using a clip. I then can easily flip to the students' number by counting to find their information quickly.

I have also used numbered tabs for multiple years but I find they don't last as the ones I have purchased are not reinforced and I often have had more than 31 students in my class and I like a consistent form of organization.

If I had regularly had fewer students than 31 I would be more inclined to use these again. Click on any image on this page if you want to check them out on Amazon affiliate for more information.

Write & Erase
These, by far, are my favorite!

AND have saved my sanity this past year.

I have found that the Avery Write & Erase labels are often more durable than other dividers as they are reinforced along the edge where the holes are punched.

I also love them because I can write students names on these and reuse them year after year! I've had the set shown below but in the colors of my photos for a year and all of the dividers are in perfect condition despite daily use!



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