Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Facebook Group

Call me crazy - but I started a private Facebook page for the parents of my kids. 
{I'll give you time to catch your breath!}

I sent a quick survey out with reports cards last week, and I had about 1/3 of my parents say they would like a Facebook page. I've had 7 parents join already. 

It was quite a process to set up - College Girl and I went back and forth about what I should do. We set up a page and deleted it. Set up a group and deleted it. Tried the page again - delete. Settled on a private group. 

Let me be clear - I am not using any pictures with kids in them.

But, I posted pictures of some ties we decorated that went with the story we read last week - "Mr. Tanen's Tie Troubles." 

And I also posted pictures of the steps in double digit subtraction. 

My hope is 
1) parents will feel more connected with what we are doing in our classroom.
2) that parents will feel like they can help their students with things at home. 

I don't know if it will work. I'm happy --- after only 3 days. Nobody's made any comments, and I'm really glad there aren't any negative ones :)

I'm really hoping this little experiment will be a success.


  1. I think it's great that you're looking for various ways to connect with your parents. No doubt they'll appreciate it.

  2. How exciting!!! That is a great classroom (and school) builder. Good work!