22 classroom systems that make my teaching easier

3rd grade teacher Deanna shares how she saves time and works more efficiently.


 

Kindergarten Night {Open House Freebies}

This parent wish jar is PERFECT for your parent meeting, open house, or meet the teacher night. Head to the blog to download this back to school FREEBIE!


 

editable meet the teacher resource

This editable meet the teacher resource BUNDLE includes 15 different black and white and full color Meet the Teacher templates to use in your upper elementary, middle school, or high school classroom. Create eye-catching, visually appealing Meet the Teacher letters that your students will actually r...


 

Meet the Teacher Back to School Night Pamphlet Brochure Template Open House

Information Pamphlet - Brochure for Back to School Night! (EDITABLE) Great for Meet the Teacher, Open House, Back to School Night, and Curriculum Night!**HUGE UPDATE!** This resource now includes 5 styles/themes to choose from!!! Styles include:-Donut and Coffee Theme-Cactus Theme-Gold Marble Theme...


 

Back to School Flipbook for Meet the Teacher Night #meettheteachernight Back to School Flipbook for Meet the Teacher Night by Chalk and Apples | Teachers Pay Teachers


 

Butterfly-inspired I Melbourne Zoo Events loves! Snack bags for a butterfly themed party.


 

Meet The Teacher Letter - Editable!

Use this resource to quickly, and easily, prepare a "Meet The Teacher" letter to send home with your new students! The format is brightly colored, but can also be printed in black and white on Astrobright paper. Three boxes consist of contact information, general background information, and fun fact...


 

Dresses

Savon Wrap Dress | ROOLEE


 

Meet the Teacher

The beginning of the school year brings with it SO MUCH TO DO! I thought I'd try to help save you some time and stress by offering up what I've learned from 26 years of Meet the Teacher! Let's get started! PREP 1) Get your room in some kind of order so you aren't stressed about its appearance. 2) Prepare and print parent forms and info, whatever you plan to give to parents. 3) If you give your students B2S bags, prepare those, too. 4) Prepare and set up easy to use stations for parents to work through. There's no need to give directions 20+ times. 5) Give yourself a break and get a mani/pedi or do something else that makes you feel great! 6) Choose an outfit that makes you feel good, too! DURING 7) Greet parents and students at the door. Offer a handshake to parents AND if your students are shorter than you, bend or squat to greet them. Tell the students how excited you are to spend the year with them. Tell parents you are looking forward to working with their children and with them. 8) Direct parents to the parent stations and suggest students explore their room. 9) Now, this is super important! Make sure you find out the following (especially for the first day): *Tranportation: am and pm Get specific bus numbers or day care names. You need to know this info before parents leave your room. Most schools have a street list of buses. One of my students rides the bus home every day except Friday. On Friday, his grandparents fetch him. This is something I need to know. *Meals: How will the child eat? Will he bring a box or purchase a tray from the cafeteria? It is imperative to find out this info before Day 1. Some students may bring their lunches most days, but get a tray on pizza day or soup and sandwich day. I suggest a check in system in your classroom for children to use each day indicating their lunch preferences. *Allergies: Does the child have an allergy? If so, is there a plan in place? EpiPen, etc. Now, I have a student whose younger brother has a peanut allergy, so Mom doesn't allow my student to eat peanuts. This is not life threatening to my student. It is not HIS allergy. If someone has a peanut near him, I won't panic. However, a few years ago, one of my students had a red ant allergy with an EpiPen in the office. THAT was an allergy to watch. *Medical Issues: Asthma, Epilepsy, Diabetes, etc. What's the plan and what are your responsibilities? Does the child take medication at school? I've had students with all of these diseases. You have to know the plan here. Does the diabetic have an insulin pump? Can she check herself? What are you required to do? A few years ago, I had a diabetic in my class. She was able to check herself and wore an insulin pump. I texted Mom after she checked, and Mom let me know what numbers to punch into the pump (how much insulin to deliver). She also had an emergency kit on hand if her count was off. **If you have a student with a life threatening disease, it is imperative you meet with the parents or a medical professional to learn as much as you can about the disease, including your responsibilities.** *Behavior Disorders: ADHD, ODD, OCD, etc. What's the plan? Does the child take medication? If so, at home or at school? Oh, behavior! Some students will come to you with a behavior plan in place. Others will require a behavior plan. Beginning a behavior plan is tedious on educators, but in some cases, absolutely necessary. Learn the laws in your state. DO NOT tell a parent you think his child has ADHD. Find out how your school district handles these issues and move forward from there. I keep a fidget bag for ADHD students who need something in their hands during whole group lessons-Wikki Stix, connecting cubes, pipe cleaners (I still call them that), etc. Fidget bags really work to help students focus and remain calm. *Check-Out: Are there any adults who ARE NOT allowed access to your student? This one can be tricky, but today there are many divorced families with court orders, and we must know and honor those orders. Find out if you have a case like this. Usually, parents will let you know, but not always. Check those cumulative folders. *Siblings at School: Does your student have siblings at your school? Sometimes you may need to send home info/homework/etc with siblings, or if your student checks out early one day, you may want to let the siblings know. Especially younger siblings who may panic if they don't see their older brothers/sisters. *Religious Preferences: Now, I'm going to say this, and it may not be PC, but... it's truly up to the parents to let you know if they have religious objections. Most parents will make you aware. I've taught many students whose families were Jehovah's Witnesses. They were all very up front with me, and I appreciate that so much! I don't want to offend any family, but I also need to be aware of religious preferences so I don't offend. *Parent Objections: Do you plan any activities in your classroom of which parents may object? Here are a few examples. One of my students is not allowed to have temporary tattoos. So, when cheerleaders start selling promo items, this child doesn't need to purchase paw print tattoos. I need to know this. Get my point? I've taught students whose parents didn't want them to go sock-footed. Just be proactive. Let parents know your intentions before beginning an activity that may cause objections. Whew! That's a lot of info, and I'm sure I left off something! -AND- If you need resources to help you with Meet the Teacher, I offer 33 different themed Meet the Teacher packs in my TpT store. Click the pic to take you there.


 

Meet the Teacher Night Gift- Thanks for Popping In #meettheteachernight Overview: Looking for a cute and easy gift for Meet the Teacher Night or Open House? Check out these simple and editable printables. To Use:Click the textbox on each circle and type your name. If you want to use the same font I have you will need to download the free font, KG The Fighter. It is a... #meettheteacherideas Meet the Teacher Night Gift- Thanks for Popping In #meettheteachernight Overview: Looking for a cute and e


 


 

world hello day

it's world hello day! and what better way to celebrate than to explore all the ways people can say hello! below is a free printable that you can use in your classroom/homeschool room. it is formatted to be printed up to size 11x14 Keep in touch with Crayon Freckles on Facebook to get daily post previews and hear about other great activities! You can also follow Crayon Freckles on Pinterest and Twitter.


 

5 Tips to Your Best “Meet the Teacher Day” Ever!

I look forward to student orientation every year! In my county, we call it “Meet the Teacher Day”! It is a 3 hour span the day or two before school starts where students and parents can…


 

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Hyperwoke. Send everyone into a paranoia then you actually end up meeting this 100 something year old man with a twinkle in his eye and says in his ragged voice, let me tell you how I took over world with just one word.


 

Open House / Meet the Teacher Parent student form editable through google forms back to school Student Interest Survey Open House / Meet the Teacher Meet the Teacher & Classroom Stations, Forms, Newsletter, Open house for teachers Gift for studentsInformation Forms for Back to School Meet the Teacher template one page spread syllabus for back to school open house Meet the teacher template ideas fun way to get to know the teacher. editable through googlefirst day of school, beautiful flipbook or


 

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Open House / Meet the Teacher Open House / Meet the Teacher Parent student form editable through google forms back to school Student Interest Survey Open House / Meet the Teacher Meet the Teacher & Classroom Stations, Forms, Newsletter, Open house for teachers Gift for studentsInformation Forms for Back to School Meet the Teacher template one page spread syllabus for back to school open house Meet the teacher template ideas fun way to get to know the teacher. editable


 

Meet the Teacher Back to School Night Pamphlet Brochure Template Open House

Information Pamphlet - Brochure for Back to School Night! (EDITABLE) Great for Meet the Teacher, Open House, Back to School Night, and Curriculum Night!**HUGE UPDATE!** This resource now includes 5 styles/themes to choose from!!! Styles include:-Donut and Coffee Theme-Cactus Theme-Gold Marble Theme...


 

Meet the Teacher Template Editable - Back to School Night Flipbook - Open House

This resource includes everything you will ever need to have a successful and stress-free Meet the Teacher or Open House. It's also editable so that you can customize it to reflect your information, procedures, and teaching philosophy.Included in this resource:1. Meet the Teacher Letter: Introduce y...


 

Meet the Teacher Made Easy! Forms, Editable Packet, and MORE! #meettheteacherideas Tired of scrambling to find all the forms you need for Meet the Teacher night? I was! I saw so many cute ideas, like colorful flipbooks, but I did not have the time or patience to make them! This pack includes everything you need to make Meet the Teacher successful, with little prep!This pack includ... #meettheteacherideas Meet the Teacher Made Easy! Forms, Editable Packet, and MORE! #meettheteacherideas Tired of


 

Back to School, Open House, Meet the Teacher Student Gift Ideas & Gift Tags - Lessons for Little Ones by Tina O'Block

I am posting some of my favorite back to school student gifts. I have found over the years that havingContinue reading


 

Meet the Teacher Night Gift- Thanks for Popping In!

Overview: Looking for a cute and easy gift for Meet the Teacher Night or Open House? Check out these simple and editable printables. To Use: Click the textbox on each circle and type your name. If you want to use the same font I have you will need to download the free font, KG The Fighter. It is a...


 

6 tips for a successful and meaningful meet the teacher night, plus a FREE meet the teacher editable letter template! #backtoschool #meettheteachernight 6 tips for a successful and meaningful meet the teacher night, plus a FREE meet the teacher editable letter template! #backtoschool


 

Meet The Teacher Ideas & Downloads #meettheteacherideas She is awesome. Has great ideas and printables (FREE) for meet the teacher. Her blog has a lot of other cute ideas too :) #meettheteacherideas Meet The Teacher Ideas & Downloads #meettheteacherideas She is awesome. Has great ideas and printables (FREE) for meet the teacher. Her blog has a lot of other cute ideas too :) #meettheteachernight Meet The Teacher Ideas & Downloads #meettheteacherideas She is awesome. Has great ideas and printables


 

Tile Farmhouse Meet the Teacher/Newsletter

This editable meet the teacher goes along with the tile farmhouse bundle. Enjoy 1 editable template. Perfect for meet the teacher or a class newsletter...


 

Meet the Teacher Template Editable - Back to School Night Flipbook - Open House

This resource includes everything you will ever need to have a successful and stress-free Meet the Teacher or Open House. It's also editable so that you can customize it to reflect your information, procedures, and teaching philosophy.Included in this resource:1. Meet the Teacher Letter: Introduce y...


 

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Open House Treats for Parents


 

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