Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Meet The Teacher Ideas

The following ideas could be used for Meet the Teacher or Open House. Our county holds a "meeting of the teacher" prior to school starting and then an Open House about 5 weeks after school starts.

Wish List Labels
I have created some wish list labels that can be placed on pre-packaged die cuts from Dollar Tree/teacher store or used on a cute cut-out from your school die cut machine. (It looks neat and professional). Many parents want to help, but aren't sure what you need. I have them spread out on a table next to the sign in sheet with a sign that says, "Please Take One", "Our Class Needs...", "Mrs. Miller's Wish List Items"-I've used a few. Even if you only get one donation, it's more than you started with. The labels range in price from $1-unlimited, allowing everyone to feel they can contribute. Print on Avery labels 8160 (30 count)-there are 60 labels in all. Feel free to pick and choose what items you need for your classroom. Click on the picture to download for free at my TPT store. It's free to join and sign up to follow me for future ideas/products.

Student Information Sheet
I print these on brightly colored copy paper so they're easy to locate when I need them. I like to have parents complete these while they visit my room if possible, so I'm guaranteed to get them returned. The form asks for basic information about the student (birthdate, phone, glasses, how they get home, etc.), but two things I like about the form is that it asks the guardian/parents' occupation (in case you need a connection :)) and if they would like their updates from your classroom by email or text. I know some people won't like this idea about texting, but I started it two years ago and the response was incredible! Think about it... everyone always has their phone with them and most people have unlimited texting, so they'll get important information immediately. Many parents don't check email frequently enough or have limited internet access, so texting keeps them involved and I always received a response back.
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Hope you like!


  1. Hey M! So glad to see you have started a blog...now the world gets to see what a blessing you are to many students' lives and how incredibly talented you are!!
    Just an FYI...I discovered a new app this summer. It's called Remind101. This app gives a teacher the opportunity to send out a text message without giving her/his personal cell phone number away. All you have to do is give parents the number to text initially and then it sets them up to receive the text messages you send out. It is a mass text service, meaning everyone on the list gets the same message. Great for reminders about tests, field trips, special class events and homework. The possibilities are endless! (I hope others find this helpful!)
    P.S. Miss you bunches!!

  2. That is so awesome Melissa! Thanks for sharing the new app-what a great idea! Thank you also for your sweetness! You've been on me to start something like this for a long time! I'll be mentioning you soon when I take pictures of my classroom-remember the curtain you made me? Still using it! (A little frayed, so when you make a visit back to FL, we can have a make and take!)

  3. Thank you so much for sharing! I'm definitely doing a wish list at meet the teacher this year. Thank you for the wonderful idea!

    Jungle Learners

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