Weekly Parent Summaries of Our Classroom Learning

INSIDE: Google Classroom Weekly Summaries: What they are. How to manage them.

I use an app called Google Classroom to help us organize our digital content and as a place for me to facilitate some of the feedback that students receive from me and from other students.

Soon I will send you an invitation to receive a Weekly Summary of the learning in the Classroom app. If you accept the invitation, you will receive periodic summaries of what we are doing in the classroom.

What is a Weekly Summary?

The summary (an example is to the left) will offer a window into our classroom learning. It's a way for us to stay better in touch so you know what's up.

If you accept the invitation, a summary will arrive in your email inbox that contains the following information:
  • Missing work—Work that’s late at the time the email was sent;
  • Upcoming work—Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or work that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails);
  • Class activity—Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers.
The emailed summary is not clickable, so you are not able to enter your child's Classroom account, see your child's work-in-progress, or the work of other students.

If you want to look more closely at your child's work, you can sit beside him or her, enter their account, and look over the work together. In general, I don't think you need to spend much time in the nitty-gritty of your child's school work as I will be monitoring their thinking pretty closely.  If you would like to see their completed work, by all means! You child can show you their work.

This link will help you learn more about the Weekly Summary feature.

Can I Unsubscribe?

If you prefer NOT to get the summary at any point, it is easy to unsubscribe. Just look for the link in the Summary email, or you can ask me to stop the summaries.

Finally, if you don't want the summary at all, don't accept the invitation and nothing will happen!