Saturday, September 1, 2012

Meet the Teacher Night ~ Success!

~ The Giving Tree ~
Last week was our "Meet the Teacher" night.  It was a great success!  I had so much fun preparing for the parents and then meeting everyone! I had 21 out of 24 families show up!  That was tremendous.  I had a very calm atmosphere with me spending most of my time greeting people at the door.  They wandered the room, watched a PowerPoint slideshow about me, my family, and highlights from last year. I had donation "wish list" items hanging on a "giving tree" in the hall.
~ Filled Treasure Box ~

I had prepared a packet for each child with his/her name on the top.  Any leftover packets told me who did not show up.  No sign in sheet needed!  Why hadn't I ever done that before? Genius! In each packet was a slip for emails, how the child got home on the first day, a volunteer form, free and reduced lunch information, book order forms, and our team bio sheet.  I laid them all on one table spread out so that the parents didn't think they had to sit down for a presentation.  It was very informal and I did not have a speech!  On the top of each packet I placed a pen.  I bought cheap pens (12 in a pack for $1.00). Then I printed a set of labels with our Sparky mascot and another set of labels that had "We've got the 'write' stuff for a fabulous year".  It also had my email and our class webpage.  I actually had printed too many of the mascot labels, so I was able to put them on kids as they walked through my door.  They thought it was very cool and I was able to keep track of who I already greeted! Another genius moment!

1 comment:

  1. I love your idea with the labels on the pens! I will have to remember that for next year! I am your newest follower!
    Southern Sweetie in Second


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