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Room-Parents are a Teacher’s Best Friends

The luxury of receiving a room parent provides teachers with the opportunity to check off a few more items from their continuous to-do lists. When a room parent supports my class it feels like someone has my back. They don’t have to be a super organizer or even lend too much of their time. A little… Continue reading Room-Parents are a Teacher’s Best Friends

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Bloomz Makes For A Stress Free Curriculum Night

At curriculum night parents and guardians meet the classroom teachers to learn about grade level curriculum and expectations for the school year. Before I implemented Bloomz as a means for parent communication I was a bit apprehensive about curriculum night. I was more accustomed to standing in front of children so I feared being faced… Continue reading Bloomz Makes For A Stress Free Curriculum Night

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5 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference Season

The days of conference sign-up sheets hanging on the classroom door or email chains to schedule your parent group are over. Organizing parent teacher conferences is easily done on Bloomz. Simply create time slots for busy parents to sign up on their device. Post your parent teacher conference a month in advance to give families… Continue reading 5 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference Season

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Healing Classroom Anxiety By Opening Up The Dialogue On Bloomz

At the beginning of the school year some students face classroom anxiety. As a teacher it is helpful to acknowledge this and be compassionate to parents and students. The more we discuss classroom anxiety the easier it is to prepare for it and support students. Before the first week of school I posted a message… Continue reading Healing Classroom Anxiety By Opening Up The Dialogue On Bloomz

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Middle School Connections

For teachers who are wondering if Bloomz is suitable for middle school, the answer is an emphatic, “YES!” It definitely is. Middle school students are asking questions like What is our relationship and responsibility to our global community? To our Earth? How can we create art as a means to social justice? Adolescents are getting out there in… Continue reading Middle School Connections

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Back to School with Bloomz

I just completed the first full week of school teaching a multi-grade classroom of first through third graders. Communication has been flowing through Bloomz and I’m reinventing the ways I interact via email with my parent group. My school requires that I send an email and make a Bloomz post of what curriculum was taught… Continue reading Back to School with Bloomz