One of the "new" things I'm going to do this year is use the program Remind101 this year in my classroom. If you've never heard of it, I suggest you check it out! It's a great FREE program for teachers to easily and safely stay in contact via text message (or email) with their students and parents. I'm hoping to get as many of my social studies parents and students onboard with this program from the very beginning of the school year. Here's all they have to do to receive updates about social studies via text message throughout the year:
I think this is going to be an awesome resource (and reminder tool!) for students and parents for everything from homework, to expeditions, to essay reminders! I'll keep you posted as to how it pans out.
For all my teacher friends out there, I hope you have a fantastic school year! And for any of my students and parents, I hope you have an amazingly awesome--and stress free!--school year as well! I'm thinking some tapeball action may be in order for the first days of school...everyone loves a good team building competition, right?! I know I sure do! :)