Meet the Teacher Night
Last night our school opened up to meet this year's students and their families. They can come meet us, see their new classroom, and drop off their school supplies. If you want to see some of the things I had for last year's meet the teacher night, go HERE.
This year I knew a few things:
- Only about half of my students/families will come
- They don't want to stay long so I need to keep it short
- It is not the time for a presentation
As they walked in, they saw this:
Here is a closer view:
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The paper on the right is the sign-in sheet. We are required to turn in sign-in sheets for any event that involves parents. I also had parents give me an idea of how their child was going to get home. They wrote their child's name under the correct heading on the transportation list.
Beside those papers were 2 more:
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These are papers that I sent home. It is just basic information, a supply wish list (on the back of the General Info page), and the sign-up for Remind 101.
Plans for the First Day of School
Well, it is the last weekend of summer. My building is open today, but I am ready so I decided to stay home today. I went grocery shopping with my husband, prepared my lunches for the week, and made breakfast burritos that I will freeze and reheat for the next week at least. I am currently doing laundry and trying to think about what I am going to wear next week.
I feel like I am ready, but am I? This year is going to be very stressful, I know it. There are a million tests that my kids have to take. I am such a perfectionist. I want my kids to do wonderful on every test and so I have a hard time when they don't. I know I am going to work my butt off this year. *big sigh*
Here are my plans for my first day:
As you can see, our first day will be about routines, procedures, getting to know each other, setting up our supplies and going to 2 specials. Yes, I have Art and Music on Mondays. :)
We will start hitting curriculum hard on the second and third days of school. We have a lot to cover before our first round of testing, but I know how important it is to establish routines, expectations, and procedures.
Be sure to check back tomorrow to see the gifts I am giving my team and students on the first day of school.
SHHHH! Don't tell!