Allow parents and students the opportunity to get to know their teacher better by giving them this Editable Meet The Teacher Night Handout at Open House, or send home on the first day of school with your welcome packet.
Welcome students back to school with personalized gift bags! Create little kits that will help get students excited for the school year ahead in just a few quick steps. This project is also great for parents looking to help make going back to school special for their children. See the steps and other cool craft ideas at Fiskars.com.
Build classroom community at the beginning of the year (or encourage your students during testing season!) with We're Ready To Shine! Motivational gift tags to celebrate and motivate from Mrs. Beattie's Classroom. They are a perfect welcome gift for Back to School!
It is just about time to welcome students back to school! First day jitters are a real thing for many students, and a small gift from the teacher may be just the fun thing to put your students at ease!
Poems are the best way to welcome students to a brand new year! Includes 7 poems in color & b/w and the Golden Rule! Also included are 3 writing activities/responses with 4 different kinds of paper to differentiate for your students and two contracts (for two poems) for the students to sign. I use every single one of these poems at the beginning of the school year!
Welcome to School Posters from KindergartenWorks on TeachersNotebook.com - - Welcome students to school (or back to school) with these posters. Perfect for a parent night when students get acclimated with the classroom and can tour the school.
ROUTINE: These interactive morning messages can be used to welcome students, take attendance, and introduce them to a topic. I plan on preparing name tags for each of my students and asking a daily question on the chalkboard. They can answer "yes," "no," or "maybe" by placing their name tag accordingly. This encourages whole-child thinking because it engages them in the day's topic from the very beginning and allows them to feel connected to their peers by comparing responses.