Thursday, August 6, 2015

Meet the teacher Night ideas and Goodies!!! PLUS ENTER A GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone and welcome back! I hope y'all are doing great and that your classroom is coming along! :) I know we are not on the week of "Meet the Teacher Night," but I am sure you are already thinking about it and even planning some stuff for that night!
I wanted to share with you some of the things I do on Meet The Teacher and what better way to share by giving you all for FREE! :)

What I usually have on me: TWO sign-in sheets for my personal use and for me to turn in to my school (the last school I worked at, they used to give me a copy they made themselves and I used to make me an extra copy to use as well),  a post-it, and my information card.

So I would leave the school sign-in sheet on a table by the door for my parents to sign-in. As they come to talk to me, I would write down their information such as phone number, their child's name, and most important, the transportation for the school year. This info would easily change since some of my parents would take and pick them up for the first week or anything like that. It helped me big time to have an extra copy with their number on it in case I needed to contact them on the first day of school. On that sheet (full of scribbles, I would also write any information or concerns parents tell me on that night).

I also had post-its, so while I was talking to parents, I would ask my student to write their name on it and choose a place. Yes, I of course would change their place if it was necessary, but at least it gave them a chance to choose where to sit for the first weeks. And believe me, there were students that never moved from there because they worked so well that it wasn't necessary to move them.

Last, but definitely not least, I would give them my info card. I would point out the magnet on the back so they wouldn't lose it and place it on their fridge if they wanted to. They all come in English and Spanish. You can edit the text to put your information. Please know that I can't give you access to the font or clip art due to copyright...
I have several styles, so just click on the picture to check the one you like the most :)

YOU CAN READ AL ABOUT IT AND GET MY TPT LINKS ON MY LAST POST, HERE

Now, I would have something on their desks as well. On there, there were the following:
1. Any school papers.

2. Handout with my information. I know several bloggers have created the booklet foldable, I know it's SOOO adorable and I just loveee the colors they used. However, I'm honest with y'all, I came up with a simpler way and a simpler foldable that I personally think it will do the work :) Now, it doesn't have as many windows as the other foldable, but this is what I used and it has worked just find for me

This foldable contains the basic information I provided to my parents. Say goodbye to the millions lose pages!! No more using 10 pages for 10 different things!!! All the info is in this foldable!!!
I created a document on google docs so you can edit the inside only (if you want the pretty font). Please just remember that I can't give you access to the font or clip art due to copyright. What you can edit is the inside of the document with your own information!
This foldable come sin both color and B/W version. It also comes in both English and Spanish  :)



Click HERE if you would like a copy of this foldable.

3. Along with the papers from school and my foldable I used to place a Goody Gift Bags for each student. I would like to share with you some snacks ideas that you can give to your students.

YOU CAN READ AL ABOUT IT AND GET MY TPT LINKS ON MY LAST POST, HERE



The last thing I want to share with y'all is my newest FREEBIE "How We Go Home Backpack Cards." A couple years ago, my old school did something similar to this. Each child had a color tag that identified their type of transportation. This tag was attached to their backpack with a zip tie.
Anyways, I decided to create some. I created a color and black & White version... They also come in both languages, English and Spanish :)

I figured these would be a GREAT not only for big kids, but for the little ones as well! Just a way to make sure they and their teacher know their transportation (especially on those first weeks that everyone is so busy and children don't really know their teacher or how they go home.. or their name or their grade... lol.. it's funny, but you all know it's true! especially for those little ones that are new!!).

Here are some tips:
1. If you get to use these, just make sure to NOT cut the zip tie length because the edge will end up being sharp.

2. Print these in cardstock and use a laminating sheet that is thick. These are usually the ones that come with a personal and small laminator machine. However, if you don't have one, you can also get the self-sealing laminating pouches that are pretty thick as well :)



3. If you choose the black and white version, do a color code. For bus riders you can use a yellow, car riders you can use blue, walkers you can do green, and after school programs you can use orange. That's just an idea, but of course you can do whatever you think is more convenient for you! :)


Click HERE to download this FREEBIE!!! :)



BEFORE I REALLY LET YOU GO, I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY!

IteachBloggers (I am part of the IteachBilinguals and IteachSecond groups) are giving away an Ipad for your classroom! Please got to the website to enter and to get more info! Pleae click HERE





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