©2013 Cengage Learning.
All Rights Reserved.
Why would teachers invite parents to participate
or observe in their classrooms?
 What would be some of the challenges of...
Benefits for parents
 Benefits for teachers
 Benefits for children
 Children’s routines are interrupted
 Teachers feel...


Explore resources and classroom needs

◦ Names and ages of family members who have time
◦ Occupations
◦ Interests and h...


In order for parents to feel their contributions are
valued, teachers should avoid giving them all the
dirty tasks that...


Birthdays, tea parties, and other special occasions



Lunch invitations

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Drop In and Read



Personal invitations...
Information about
jobs
 Hobbies
 Culture and religion
 Extended family
contributions
 Assistance for
teachers


Time
...
[Insert fig. 10-17 here. Then add print]
 Create a sample work card for:


◦ Reading with toddlers
OR
◦ Cooking applesau...
Welcoming attitude
 Help parents become comfortable
 Giving parents specific roles
 Using resources
 Express appreciat...
Parents can make real contributions to children’s
classrooms, supporting teachers and learning
more about the educational ...
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Chapter 10pp

  1. 1. ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. Why would teachers invite parents to participate or observe in their classrooms?  What would be some of the challenges of having parents participate in children’s classrooms?  What would be the contributions of parents in the classroom?  What is the teacher’s role when parents visit the classroom?  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. Benefits for parents  Benefits for teachers  Benefits for children  Children’s routines are interrupted  Teachers feel uncomfortable being observed  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4.  Explore resources and classroom needs ◦ Names and ages of family members who have time ◦ Occupations ◦ Interests and hobbies  Encourage informal visits ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5.  In order for parents to feel their contributions are valued, teachers should avoid giving them all the dirty tasks that they don’t want to do. What might some of these be? ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6.  Birthdays, tea parties, and other special occasions  Lunch invitations  Drop In and Read  Personal invitations Parent observations  Walking report cards—See our Success  Zoo day  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. Information about jobs  Hobbies  Culture and religion  Extended family contributions  Assistance for teachers  Time  Materials  Special skills  Tutoring  Field trips  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8. [Insert fig. 10-17 here. Then add print]  Create a sample work card for:  ◦ Reading with toddlers OR ◦ Cooking applesauce with a small group of 3’s OR ◦ Working on planting with first graders. ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  9. 9. Welcoming attitude  Help parents become comfortable  Giving parents specific roles  Using resources  Express appreciation of parents’ contributions  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.
  10. 10. Parents can make real contributions to children’s classrooms, supporting teachers and learning more about the educational process.  Teachers need to define useful tasks and ways for parents to be resources.  Teachers have a role in sharing the classroom, supporting parents and children at this special time.  ©2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

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