The new school year is right around the corner, and with that comes one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking days of the year, Meet the Teacher! For me it’s usually a day mixed with excitement, anxiousness, and exhaustion from working around the clock to get my room ready (not to mention planning for the new year).
I love to make a great first impression when meeting my new students and their parents. Not only do I want my room to look great, but I also want things to be as organized and well planned as possible.
There are so many important items of business that need to be taken care of in addition to meeting and getting to know the kiddos. Having a plan ensures that you don’t miss anything, especially when you have multiple families in your room at the same time.
My Meet the Teacher bundle has everything you need to make Meet the Teacher a success!
First off, I have a PowerPoint projected on the board to welcome families and help let them know what to expect during Meet The Teacher. Mine usually includes a welcome, pictures of me and my family, and other important information. I have made this one to be fully customizable. It includes the title slide and a body slide. All you have to do is copy the body slides and add your content!
These customizable signs are great for placing around the room to help make sure that families take care of everything that needs to be done. This usually includes filling out paperwork, finding their desk, and putting supplies away.
I always take the opportunity to have parents sign in, sign up for volunteer opportunities, and let me know how their child will go home. Finding out about transportation helps to keep things running smoothly, especially the first few days of school. (Please note that these items are not for sale individually. They are only available in the bundle. Scroll all the way to the end for more information!)
These student information sheets are one of the most important pieces for me! I keep them in my teacher binder for easy access!
Each family will also receive a handout that gives more detailed information all about me. This is a great way to start making connections with your families.
Of course I love to also send the kids home with some sort of welcome gift every year. This year I will be giving them a trail mix to go along with the theme! You can either make your own trail mix or, if you’re short on time, use packaged Chex Mix!
If you would like to purchase all of these items at a great savings, you will want to take a look at the Meet the Teacher Bundle!