Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Ideas for a Meet The Teacher or a Back to School Night and some FREEBIES!

Hi Dear Friends!
Yesterday you were able to meet another the Amazing Nicole from "All Things Apple in 2nd".

I couldn't wait to introduce myself. I'm Krista from over at Stellar Students.

I am so excited to be part of the Elementary Grapevine! Just a little background information about myself.... I've been blogging over at Stellar Students for the past 2 1/2 years.  I have been teaching 3rd grade for the past 16 years.  I LOVE teaching 3rd grade!!  This year, I will be focusing more on reading and ELA.   My partner teacher is teaching math, and I get to focus on reading.  I'm so excited to be a little bit more departmentalized in 3rd grade this year.  I think this will be a great benefit to our students. 

If you've visited my blog, Stellar Students,  you will know that I've been gearing up for a new school year.  We start August 13!   

Something that my school has done the past 5 years is hold a "Meet The Teacher" or " Back to School Night" for our students.   I LOVE this!  It gives the students a chance to tour the building the night before school starts and visit their new classroom.  I think it helps with those back to school nerves that both the students and TEACHERS have.   Students have a chance to bring in their supplies on this night as well. This makes organization on that first day back to school a little easier.   I wanted to share with you what I place on the desks of my students on that " Back to School Night".

The small yellow rectangle at the top of the desk is a teacher magnet.  It includes my name, school phone number, district website, and my e-mail address.  I created the card myself, laminated it, and placed a magnet on the back.   You can snag a FREE template of my magnet HERE or on the photo below.  You will open the template in powerpoint, and then hit " Insert" a "textbox" and type in the information you would like to include.

I also include a Parent Handbook.  You can grab a FREE template of my copy HERE or by clicking on the photo below.  This handbook includes my classroom rules, classroom expectations, general homework, parties, and schedule for parents.

 On the left of the photo, you will see a document that helps parents and students know where to put all of their school supplies.  I have large baskets that are labeled with the supplies in various places throughout the classroom.  Students can place their dry erase markers in one area, kleenex in another, and so forth.    Click HERE or on the photo below for this FREE template with labels to place on the boxes.

Thanks so much for stopping by!   For more back to school ideas and those first day of school lesson plans, please stop by my blog at Stellar Students.   You can also follow Stellar Students on Facebook to get updates on FREEBIES and other posts by clicking HERE.  You can also visit my TPT store for all things 3rd grade by clicking HERE.

No comments:

Post a Comment