Parents getting involved

You’ve got one of the most demanding jobs on the planet. During the summer, it’s tempting to start planning for next year right away, but research says that taking a break is important. Here are a few ideas: Connect with your loved ones You expend so much energy on other people’s children. Your break is [...]
Students and their parents can write these together and upload them to their FreshGrade portfolio. Once an activity is in a portfolio, students and parents can look back on it anytime. My 2019/2020 year The best thing about this year was… My favourite thing to learn was… My recess memories are… Something that was hard [...]
Many summer camps may not happen this year, so we’ve put together a few resources, ideas, and activities for you to share. We’ve asked teachers for more ideas on our Facebook post(LINK), so if we get more, we may add them here.   For you and your artist! Paint from nature Make relaxation jars For [...]
Learning is sometimes equated with activities that end in an assignment that’s handed in. But teachers know that learning happens everywhere…and that sometimes the most valuable learning comes from everyday activities. Teachers, check out these five skills you can ask students and families to consider, capture, and upload to FreshGrade. When they post something, don’t [...]
Here are 5 ways to help protect your mental health—and the mental health of students and parents during these challenging times.   Start with you! Before you help anyone else, be calm and strong enough to validate, reassure, and support others. That means some honest check-ins and efforts to be sure you’re doing what you [...]
FreshGrade Blog to learn about 8 ways to ask your child about school
As a parent, you wear a thousand hats to your child. At home, your child is influenced by your actions, behaviours, and beliefs. Your encouragement and love will help cultivate curiosity, confidence, and a healthy attitude towards learning new things—for life. And when they get to school, they’ll bring everything they’ve learned into a classroom—to [...]
A Blog by FreshGrade - Why Parent Involvement is important for your child's success
As a parent, you wear a thousand hats to your child. At home, your child is influenced by your actions, behaviors, and beliefs. As your child grows and more time accumulates in the classroom, it’s important to stay involved in their learning. Ongoing parent engagement with teachers is important, so how and why should you [...]
FreshGrade's Blog about Boosting Parent Engagement with Digital Portfolios
Teachers have long understood how parental engagement helps students perform better in school. At the same time, families are often hungry for information about what is happening in their child’s classroom. But even as schools work hard to encourage parent engagement, families have continued to feel disconnected from their child’s educational experience. Schools are turning [...]
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Christopher Yuen, Principal at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, in Kamloops, British Columbia (OLPH), recently shared his experience of using FreshGrade on both a professional and personal basis. How FreshGrade Improves Ownership and Parent Engagement In education, there are always areas of improvement to track students’ learning effectively, detect barriers to academic success, and […]

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Help parents engage in their child’s learning with a free printable handout of 17 parent conversation starters. We know that students perform better at school when their parents are actively involved in their education. Encouraging parents to comment on their child’s digital portfolio is a great way to reinforce learning and increase growth. Through ongoing […]

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