This blog post is full of amazing ideas for how to prepare for Open House night and get a head start on learning about your students! I especially love the idea of an “About the Teacher” page and a page letting parents know all of the awesome things their children will be learning that year.
Fun in First Grade - Great blog to find tips for teaching reading in first (the grade I struggle in the most with planning my small-group lessons! They're more advanced than K, which is learning the basic rules of phonics, but not yet ready for only comprehension, which is my strength! ugh!)