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.
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