Hey everyone!! I can't wait to tell you what I am using this year (and let me start out by saying this is not an infomercial!! I swear I'm writing this on my own free will to help you!)
As we all know our world is changing and calling every parent each night to tell them about something special occuring just isn't happening... that's where this dandy little app and website (I just found this part out) come in handy!!
It's called Remind101
Long story short you invite parents to join by text or email (I just found this out too!! It keeps getting better!) and what the app allows you to do is shoot a quick text/email through their server to your subscribers!! This way you don't have to give out your cell number or anything!! It works just like any major companies text services... You know those text 493493 to 32098432 to receive updates about blahblahblah?? Well this is it!
What the parents will see...
After checking it out online I found that parents can do it by email too! So I have the app on my phone... if I want to say "Hello Parents, just found amazing deals at Target! .50 for 24 ct Crayola crayons" I can shoot that to anyone that subsribes to me in one message :)
And JUUUUUUUUUUUUST found out that you can schedule messages for later!! Have folders due each Friday? Why not shoot a text reminding parents Thursday night to sign and return them in the morning?? (did you see I already have 6 subscribers and the year hasn't even started yet!! I think the parents are excited too!)
Woah woah hold the horses!
Did I forget to mention:
Using Remind101 paired with my personal behavior system has kept my students' parents in the know of what is occuring daily in our classroom!
and don't forget to check out my newest hobby :)