We had Meet the Teacher/Drop off school supplies this evening.
It was a great success. I had more than half my class come see me! That is a big improvement over last year.
I am really excited about this school year. From what I can tell, I have a great group.
I didn't do a lot to prepare for tonight, but I will share what I did.
Step 1: Sign in sheet
We have to turn this in every year. The yellow paper is for students to order school shirts.
I printed the popcorn labels from Jodi @ Fun in First.
They were perfect. I already had the left over popcorn from last year, so I used that!
Step 2: Student Info Forms
We all want to gather information about our students at the beginning of the year. I am trying to reduce the amount of paper I have to keep track of (lose) during the year, so I decided to create a Google form.
It worked so well! Now I have all the information in a spreadsheet that I didn't have to format!!!
Step 3: Choose a seat
I let students choose their seat for the first day of school. The first day is when we get to know each other. I make a seating chart that afternoon and students find their more permanent seat the second day of school. I learn something about the kids from where they decided to sit when it is up to them. It is funny to hear the conversations they have with their parents or siblings as they are choosing a seat. :)
This was also a quick visual for me to see who wasn't here.
Step 4: Set school supplies on your desk
I will be going through the supplies that were brought tomorrow. That way I will have at least half the supplies ready to go for the first day of school. I just want to do an inventory of the supplies brought so I can send home notes about what is still needed.
I did have classical music playing on my computer and a power point presentation running. I just filled in Kristen's Open House ppt. You can get it HERE!
Fun, fun. The year is beginning.
I think it is going to be a good one.