Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Back to School Bash: Week 2

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This week, we are discussing Meet the Teacher Ideas. Last year was my first year having to prepare for meet the teacher because the year before was my first year teaching and I started in November. Our school's meet the teacher is just an hour and is held the day before the first day of school. Our open house is usually about a month later and that's the biggie at our school. 

During meet the teacher, parents and students are constantly coming and going. We don't necessarily have a set schedule. I like to greet all of the parents and students at the door and I have a little table set up with some cookies and a few important first day documents. I like to talk to the parents and find out how their child is going home, if they are buying lunch or bringing lunch, etc. I also have on my table my classroom supply list and some cute business cards that have my name, e-mail address, the school's phone number, and our classroom website on it. I've found that providing my parents with my business cards has really helped open a line of constant communication. 

The hour that we have for meet and greet sure does fly by! What are some of your meet the teacher ideas?!

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  1. I love how easy going and flexible your Meet the Teacher Night is...low stress is best! Thanks so much for sharing Tami.☺♥♥♥

  2. Your Meet the Teacher sounds so nice and a great way to just talk with parents and meet your new kiddos. Thanks for sharing!

  3. How relaxing Meet the Teacher must be at your school! It sounds real nice to just talk and get to know your students and their parents. And, who doesn't love cookies?!


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  4. I would LOVE to have a Meet the Teacher like that! That is fantastic! WOW! Thanks for sharing!