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!