If you'd like a copy of my welcome bag tag, you can download it HERE! I love the way they looked!
I revamped letters, checklists and tent cards this year, and I am really happy with the end result! Buckle your seat belts! We're going on a little virtual field trip!
|Checklists are CRUCIAL for Open Houses & Meet the Teacher! :) Especially since I can't clone myself!|
|Last year, a few kiddos got their folders mixed up with other siblings' stuff, so this year, I labeled everything!!!!|
|I used to fold construction paper for signs, but this year, I put my "fancy pants' on. :)|
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Let's see... :) While I was on my organizing kick, I made folders using large construction paper and labels from Hope King's Welcome Back Essentials pack. I always have a tough time managing the paper mountain when all of the beginning of the year papers start coming in. This helped me immensely! I just glued them onto the construction paper and covered the paper with mailing tape. It's one of my favorite classroom tools... I love it for covering labels of any kind! :)
Oh! I can't forget this little tidbit. One of my favorite classroom traditions at the beginning of the year is mailing out letters to my kiddos! :) I like to include information about myself, and this year, Cara inspired me to include a "Meet the Teacher" page. I also like to include a picture to calm nerves. As you can see, I write something like, "This is me, Mrs. Nickerson! Maybe you've seen me in the hallway before!" I always hope that a familiar face will keep the butterflies away! :)
If you follow my blog on facebook, you may recall my questions about how to decorate a trophy display case that I share with my partner. We decided to do a little rockstar theme. We have big plans for this space... so once photos are taken... I'll share an updated picture. This is the current status. :) Stay tuned.
I realize that this post is a hodgepodge of randomness, but I currently have the attention span of a squirrel right now. :) This is as good as it gets tonight! Ha! If you are a Reading Street teacher & teach third grade, I've updated my Essential Questions file, so you'll definitely want to check that out HERE! I somehow missed the question for "Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday", so that was added. I also created half-page sheets for the daily questions! I plan on hitting this component a lot harder this year, so hopefully it can benefit someone else as well.
Happy Long Weekend, Friends! I hope you enjoy it! I will be using this time to catch up on projects for my kiddos... and grad school. If you have emailed me sometime over the past two weeks, I promise I will try to respond as soon as I can! :) I was out of town all weekend for a wedding (last weekend) so I am a little behind. It's time to play catch-up! Starting... NOW! :)