Kindergarten Open House, Meet and Greet or Orientation Scavenger Hunt
Does your school have an Open House, Meet and Greet, or Orientation before the first day of school?This little scavenger hunt is a good way for the kiddos to meet their teacher and become familiar with the room and their surroundings. Have your new students go around the room checking off some of th...
'Who Am I' Writing Activity
This activity is perfect for back to school, open house, getting to know you, or parent conferences. I use this on the first day of school and post it on my bulletin board. On the first page the students answer questions about themselves. I've included 7 different variations of the front page, eac...
Back to School Flipbook for Meet the Teacher Night
Put important back-to-school class information at parents' fingertips with this editable back to school flip book! Perfect for Open House!This back to school flip book for parents is an easy way to get important class information to parents for Meet the Teacher, Open House, or Parent Night at the be...
How to Make a Reusable, Interactive, "Math About Me" Anchor Chart - School and the City
Ideas for Meet the Teacher, Sneak Peek, Preview Day, Open House, or whatever you may call it!
Back to School Activities: Fun and Fresh!
Fresh get-to-know-you activities for the beginning of the year! Like this “Who Am I?” poster with flip-open clues (great for a back to school bulletin board or parent night!), “A Maze of New Friends” (a fun twist on Classmate Bingo), “Back to School Pen Pals,” “Who’s In Your Circles?” and more! 7 total activities, perfect for back-to-school. (Packs available for grades 3-5 and grades 1-2.) #backtoschoolactivities #gettoknowyouactivities
20+ Fantastic & Easy Ideas for Meet the Teacher Night
20+ Fantastic & Easy Ideas for Meet the Teacher Night Ideas include parent communication, treats for students, supply collection, and even a FREEBIE!
Back to School or End of Year Project
As I sift through photos from my first year of teaching, I found this project which I loved! The original idea comes from the super cute blog, Third Grade Love. She used it as an end of the year writing activity and I thought it was a great idea! Every year at my school, they have an end of the year barbecue where family members come and eat on the school lawn. Many families take their kiddos home after the barbecue and the teachers are left with a smaller class with less than 10 days left…
An Ode to the Art Show
It's been all cricket sound effects around the blog lately. Why? Let's think. What event that typically happens in the spring is an all-consuming vortex of time? Oh, yeah. The art show. Pre-staging the show in the AM…on the stage. The art teacher prior to me didn't do an art show. I'm not really sure why. She was an outstanding and well-loved teacher, but the show just never happened. I'm of the opinion that parents as well as teachers and administrators need to know what is going on in the…
Another new school year (2014)
I absolutely love this time of year! The excitement in the air of the school, everyone putting up their new bulletin boards and tidying up their classrooms. The anxious but excited feeling of meeting all the new students and hoping that I can successfully meet all their needs. The craziness of the bus schedule and figuring out all the children's individual schedules from full day to half day to part time, etc. The eager and a bit anxious look on the children's faces on the first day reminds…
Open House/Back to School Invite FREEBIE
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