Permission Please?

As teachers, we always want to share what we’re doing with our students in the classroom but are also faced with the dilemma of how to share responsibly!  One of my long-standing policies is to send home a blanket permission slip at the beginning of each school year that introduces parents to my classroom and also asks them to give permission in advance for class activities throughout the year.  It has served me well and I thought I’d share in case you’re looking at making something similar!  I use KG Fonts to create my documents (they are free for non-commercial use!  Be sure you pay for a license for EACH font you plan to use if you are going to sell items on TPT!).  I am including the Permission Please PowerPoint in an editable form if you’d like to change it to suit your classroom and also in Permission Please PDF Form so you can see what it looks like with the “Second Chances Solid” font I used!20_


Author: senoracmt

I began teaching Spanish in Illinois in 1994. I have taught levels 1-4 in a small rural high school, 8th grade introductory Spanish, Biology 1, and 101 and 102 at the community college level. My Spanish classes are partnered with the community college to offer students 8 semester hours of dual credit on completion of Spanish 4. In 2011 I met Carol Gaab and Kristy Placido and have since co-authored the book "La hija del sastre" with Carol Gaab and authored the novels "La Calaca Alegre", "Bianca Nieves y los 7 toritos." "Vector," "48 horas" and "Bananas" through Fluency Matters. In 2006 I became National Board certified and I have been serving as a mentor both for candidates seeking certification in world languages other than English and a virtual mentor for candidates in all certificate areas. I completed my Masters degree in Spanish education in 2011 and did my research on the use of Understanding by Design to create meaningful cultural units for the language classroom. I am a frequent presenter on this topic, please consider me if you are interested in a workshop on backward design. In 2013 I was named the ICTFL Foreign Language teacher of the year and in 2014 I was selected as CSCTFL's teacher of the year. In November of 2014 I was lucky enough to be one of the five finalists for the ACTFL National Teacher of the Year in San Antonio, TX. What a "Cinderella" experience! You can reach me via email at senoracmt at

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