Posts Tagged ‘Magnets’

I am always looking for ways to open lines of communication between my classroom and my students’ parents. I use Remind, Twitter, Google Forms and a Google site through my district. I also make random phone calls every week and mail home information for those who don’t have Internet connections.

Every August I send home “Welcome to My Classroom” letters to both parents and students. In this letter I include my schedule, social media sites and all my contact information. Last year I started thinking about my own experience as a parent of a senior in high school. While I keep everything, it all tends to end up in a huge pile that I have to dig through to find anything. Or is what I am looking for even in the pile? Maybe those important numbers were in an email. Hmmm…. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to hunt down those things. Maybe if I could find a spot and keep those contact numbers there, kind of like our local pizza place. The number is on the fridge. How is it on the fridge? Why on a magnet of course! Go look at your fridge. I’m betting I’m not the only one who uses mine like my own physical Pinterest board. I’m right, aren’t I?

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With this in mind, last year I headed over to Vistaprint and created my own business card magnets. The hardest part for me was choosing a design. So.many.choices! I settled on this one, filled in the blanks and bought 100 of them for about $22, which included tax and shipping. Turned out pretty cool, right?

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If you are planning to make your own, make sure you search for a coupon code. You can also create these magnets online at Staples and pick them up in store. It’s a nice, inexpensive way to make sure parents know how to reach you.

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