In order to help facilitate more parent involvement, I like to use monthly at-home projects. The projects are seasonally themed and fun. I want my parents to take the time to sit down with their child and complete the project together. Hopefully, this will create a time where the parents will talk with their child and ask open ended questions about how school is going, what they are learning, etc.
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