Parent Night on Zoom

  • by Kelly Harmon
  • May 11, 2022, 1:44 p.m.

A Title 1 school in New Jersey recently asked me to share ideas with parents of second grade children who are receiving reading interventions. As this was my first Zoom with parents and their children, I didn't know what to expect. Would parents show up? Would they turn on cameras? Would they participate? Well, I'm happy to report the answers were "Yes, Yes, and Yes!!!" The session was an hour of inquiry, games, and sharing fun books that families can use over the summer to keep the students practicing reading skills.

The Title 1 director asked me for a list of resources that she could purchase and send home with the children. As I shared ideas, students had an opportunity to use the resources that had been sent home a few days before. As we wrapped up the night, one of the students asked if we can meet tomorrow night again. I think we all left wishing for more time together!

If you are thinking of hosting a parent/child learning opportunity for your students, I'd love to help!