Here’s a sample communication sheet. This is one of the sheets Maddie used when she was in elementary school.
Under the first row, the space was to be filled out with specific info (who did the weather chart, what song they sang, what book they read, and then spaces for mentioning an assembly or whatever).
The second row of pics, Maddie would be assisted to mark on her own what specials they had that day.
For the 5 main subjects, I wanted to know exactly what the kids were working on, how Maddie participated, etc.
On the next line, I felt it was important for the staff to think of at least one good thing that Maddie did that day. With the rest of this line, she would be assisted with Marking any therapies she had that day.
I helped a lot with adapting the classwork, this was communicated in this area, along with things like “She seemed to blink a lot today” or “She really wanted Michaela’s pudding at lunch today, can you get her some?”
The bottom section monitored her behavior for the day. In the morning, she would choose a reward for at home and glue the picture on (a movie, a snack, a game, music, etc) , and if she earned smilies on most of the squares, she would get that at home after we read over her note.
We did specify in the IEP that there would be a daily school-home communication sheet, and I made this one and they used it. It was modified every year (for example, we had bathrooming times that could be checked off when she was in K; sometime teachers called it carpet time, others called it morning meeting or circle time).
Let me know if you have any questions! PDF: grade3communicationsheet Leave a comment with your email address if you want this file in Boardmaker.