Meet the Teacher Night, Open House, Orientation: Whatever you call it, it’s probably one of the most exciting nights of the year!
This year, we had an orientation before school started. The students and parents became familiar with the new building and had an opportunity to meet the teacher before the first day. Then, our Open House took place this past Wednesday, almost a month after school started.
Here’s how I made these nights extra special:
Step One – Share Important Documents
I purchased 15-cent folders at Walmart to insert all of the important documents. On one side of the folder, I added the documents to keep at home. The other side held the documents that needed to be signed and returned. You can download the folder covers for FREE at the end of this post.
I also included a bag of Starbursts with adorable treat bag tags from The Applicious Teacher.
Step Two – Share Contact Information
At the beginning of the school year, I like to ensure that parents know the easiest ways to reach me. To share this information, I use a wonderful idea from one of my coworkers: Magnets!!
These are so easy to make. I designed a small business card on Powerpoint and purchased a roll of magnetic tape on Amazon (affiliate link below).
The parents can paste these magnets on their fridge for easy access and even easier communication. (I do not include my personal number. I’ve learned from my mistakes…)
Step Three – Share Classroom Wish list
My wish list was displayed on these cute little cupcakes I downloaded for FREE from My Cute Graphics. I added text boxes to the images and inserted my wishes.
Click here to grab the Cupcake Templates that I used.
Step Four – Share a Treat!
A little lemonade and donuts….. and we’re set!
Meet the Teacher Night Printables
Click the button below to grab the FREE folder covers, wish list sign, and lemonade tag.
Back-to-School Night Freebies!
Welcome your students and their parents to your classroom with folder covers, classroom wishlist, and lemonade tag for Meet the Teacher Night!
I would LOVE to see pictures of your Open House or Parent Night events! Don’t forget to share photos and tag me at @SweetToothTeaching.