A Meet the Teacher Checklist
A “Welcome to First Grade” Booklet including:
– Meet Your Teacher handout
– First Grade Expectations handout
– Class schedule
-What is My Child Learning in First Grade? handout
A Student information sheet
A 9×12 tabbed envelope filled with paperwork (from the school) & a “Getting to Know You” handout from me
Name card for transportation pocket chart
Ready Confetti package and poem
The checklist…as mentioned before…sits on top of a 9×12 envelope filled with paperwork (from the school) and a Welcome to First Grade! booklet I compile for the parents to read through (either at home or in the classroom). This is what’s included in that booklet…
I like for the first page in that booklet to be a little “all about me” handout just to let them know a little bit about who I am. I think it’s a great way to make an immediate connection with your kids and they love getting to know more about their teacher.
This student information sheet also sits on top of the 9×12 envelope. I want my parents to fill this out before heading home so that I have all this information on hand come the first day of school. I have a student information binder I keep next to my computer. Each child in the room has his/her own tab. I file these information sheets inside that student binder (along with many other things!!!)
Next up on the checklist….transportation. This is what I consider to be the single most important piece of information you need to get from your kids before they leave that night. My biggest first day…uh, first week…fear is losing a child due to transportation confusion.
You can download these...FREE…HERE!
While we’re talking about Meet the Teacher, let’s consider setting up your room in stations!!! I printed out these station signs to make the night easy to manage and free me up to answer any questions my parents might have. They’re editable and you can grab them FREE HERE.
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