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Name:  Janet Kniepkamp Kniepkamp  

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Janet Kniepkamp lives in Millstadt, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Janet Kniepkamp currently teaches third grade at Parkview Elementary School in Columbia, Illinois. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Janet has served on several committees including School Improvement, Curriculum Alignment, and is presently serving on the Character Education committee at Parkview. She is associated with the International Reading Association and the Illinois Reading Council. Janet has written numerous articles on family involvement in both preschool and elementary school environments. She has traveled and conducted workshops throughout the United States. Janet enjoys researching current reading strategies and techniques in order to develop and implement reading programs that encourage struggling and reluctant readers to become successful, confident readers.


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Partnering with Parents
ISBN: 0876592310

Gryphon House. 2003

At last! A book has finally arrived that takes the worry out of parent-teacher communication. This innovative and original guide makes it easy for preschool teachers to connect with parents and involve them in the learning process using family meetings. Offering a complete plan for every meeting, Partnering With Parents is bursting with helpful tips, strategies, and creative ways to build a connection between home and school.

Each meeting begins with an icebreaker, allowing families to mix and mingle, and then continues with multiple activities that give parents the opportunity to experience first-hand what their child is learning. The suggested meetings address a variety of topics, with enticing titles such as "Are You Hungry for Fun?" and "Magical Art Mixtures." Teachers, parents, and children alike will treasure each meeting as they build relationships and form a community of learners.

Each of the 27 family meetings includes:

  • Invitations*
  • Reminders*
  • Nametags
  • Mixers
  • Family Meeting Activities
  • Meeting Evaluations*

*Reproducible