Tricks and Treats Blog Hop

My "trick" for today is simply a reminder...something we all know is beneficial but it often gets pushed aside in the chaos of day to day teaching.  The majority of parents want to be involved in their child's education.  However, with the ever increasing rigor it is becoming more difficult for parents to feel like they have a part in their child's education.
In order to help facilitate more parent involvement, I like to use monthly at-home projects.  The projects are seasonally themed and fun.  I want my parents to take the time to sit down with their child and complete the project together.  Hopefully, this will create a time where the parents will talk with their child and ask open ended questions about how school is going, what they are learning, etc.  
As an added treat, the finished product make adorable door decorations without any effort on your part...gotta love that!
Parents and kids both love these projects!  As a special treat I am making my October Family Project available as a FREEBIE!  Just click on the image below to download your own copy.
And there is one more treat....My entire store is on sale for 20% off this weekend.
I have decided to include all of my classroom management kits in the sale as well.  Personally, I use the dog themed set in my classroom, but I have several others to choose from.
I use this product every single day in my classroom to help manage behavior.  
This is a peek at how I store my Doggie Dollars.  I love how I am able to reward positive behavior while encourage students to make good choices.
If you would like to get a closer look at how I use Doggie Dollars, check out this post.
Thanks for stopping by my blog....hope you enjoyed your "Trick & Treat" and will come back for a visit soon.  Be sure to check out all the other fabulous tricks and tips from the amazing teachers listed below.

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  1. Such cute pumpkins! I love the home/school connection ideas!

  2. Love the monthly project idea! And I love your management kits- especially the owl one! My kiddos are still so excited about the Hoot Loot and coupons!

  3. I do similar home school projects. They are the best and the parents love them! I've had classes with little to now family involvement otherwise, but I would still get almost all of my family projects back every month. Such a great idea!

    Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

  4. The monthly at home project is genius! When I taught third grade I would always put a weekly math problem on my newsletter. It was usually hard enough that a parent had to help with it--which was exactly my point. It helped the kids see the strategies parents had with math! Win-win! Thanks for sharing your freebie!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  5. Your Doggie Dollars are adorable! Thank you for sharing!
    Best wishes!
    Jen ;)

  6. I am so glad I read this...a week ago I was about to create a "disguise your pumpkin," sort of activity but got lazy. This is fate!! Love it so much.


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