Our school hosts a meet-the-teacher night a few days before the first day of school. This allows students and families to meet me, see the classroom, drop off supplies, and pick up paperwork. A note about our back-to-school documents: they are mailed to the families in the summer. As soon as our students’ list starts to show up in our system, I start sending the packets. For more information on what’s included, click the link at the end of this post.
Meet The Teacher
Our school typically hosts meet teacher night in two ways: it is split into two nights. Night 1 is for prek-1 grades and night 2 is for 2-4. The other way our school might do it is for one night and it’s broken up by last name. If your last name is A-L you would be from 4:00-5:00. If your last name is M-Z you would be 5:00-6:00. This is an admin decision.
Meet The Teacher Night In Our Classroom
Our meet the teacher night is designed to be very simple for me and the families. I want the kids and families to explore the classroom. I want to chat with the kids and families. I don’t have any activities for them to do. It’s just an opportunity to see the room, explore the room and get to know each other.
I have a chart displayed that is all about me. This chart was made by the previous year’s class! This is a fun way for families to get to know me from a student perspective!
My meet the teacher night outfit is the jacket that the previous year’s class designed for me. At the end of the school year, students get to design my jacket. I wear this for our end-of-the-year celebration and then again for meet the teacher.
I also give the students a lollipop from Laura Kelly Designs and a pack of cookies!
The cookies are alphabet cookies from Wal-Mart. They come in a box of 30.
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I also include a sign-in sheet that asks for family members names, phone numbers, HOW THE KIDS GO HOME THE FIRST TWO HALF DAYS, and how they go home after those two half days.