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*** BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY ***

 
It’s nearly that time! We hope you have enjoyed your summer!
To make this season a little easier this year, myself and a team of
amazing teachers have grouped together to gift ONE awesome, lucky
teacher with a TPT gift card, Target gift card, and an Amazon gift card!

PRIZES INCLUDE :
1 x $150 TPT Giftcard,  1 x $150 Target Giftcard,  1 x $50 Amazon Giftcard


ENTER HERE:

 
Raffle CLOSES: Saturday 18th August 2018 12am

GOOD LUCK!!!

 

Wendy   1stgradefireworks

10 Things You Need.

10 Teacher Items YOU need TODAY!

Back to School is coming soon. I am NOT ready! I love summer vacation.

BUT…I do need to start getting ready.

HOW? WHAT? WHEN?

My vacation brain won’t wrap around the thought of setting up my classroom!

WHAT do I need?

Help is on the way!

Here are 10 teacher items YOU need TODAY!

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1. Flair Pens. You NEED at least 24. The MORE the Merrier!
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2. Astrobright Paper – You will print EVERYTHING in colored paper!
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3. Book Boxes- Where will your kids put all of their independent reading books?
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4. storage drawers- Where to keep all of YOUR stuff?
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5. pencil sharpener – THE BEST!
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6. labels – After you get all of your ‘goodies” unpacked…LABEL everything so YOU can find them later!
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7. Growth Mindset Posters – Helping kids and adults create a positive mindset.
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8. Writing Centers – Every classroom needs a place for writing.
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9. Teacher Planner – YOU KNOW YOU NEED THIS!!!
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10. Balanced Literacy Resource – MY personal FAVORITE! Helps me remember what I need to do!
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It’s time to start the thinking. Begin the planning. Open my teacher Bag.
Check out my BACK to School Pinterest Board! Pin If you LIKE!

First I need to jump in the pool again!
Maybe I’ll start tomorrow!

When you are ready…Let me know!

Teacher-Parent Meeting

The Dreaded BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!

How to get ready for the dreaded  “PARENT’S ARE COMING!”  Night!

Screaming child

Screaming Child

AKA  BACK-TO-SCHOOL Night!

We ALL get nervous speaking to a room of parents! I can speak to a group of first graders all day every day…but a roomful of parents?

My palms sweat & my brain “freezes” up!

(Wear  good  deodorant, use a breath mint, and  wear  comfy  shoes!)

So..THEY are coming.

Today’s tip is about getting parents to sign up for everything you need at BAck to School Night.

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE!

I work in a Title 1 school.

Most parents DON’T WANT TO COME to SEE ME!

So I have to make it very “inviting”.

I tell the kids to “drag” their parents to talk to me.

(Not literally!) Two hands!

I give stickers to kids who “hand their parents the BTS night NOTE!

And then…

Number 1 for Back to School Night

Number 1

Have Food at Back to School Night.

A bowl of apples, a plate of cookies, popcorn, Mini bottles of water!

CHOCOLATE CANDY!

They will come for food!

I also put the Class DOJO sign-up link on a BIG POSTER

 NEXT to the FOOD!  Eat, text, and make the teacher HAPPY!

Number 2 for Back to School Night

Number 2

Even though parent conferences are MONTHS away..

MAKE a chart of dates & times YOU are available,

AND HAVE THEM SIGN UP FOR A CONFERENCE at Back to School Night!

(You will send a reminder note as it gets closer..let them choose first!)

Put out sticky notes & pens for those who want to write it down AND

a poster to remind parents to TAKE A PICTURE WITH THEIR PHONE of the conference chart, to remind them!

Number 3 for Back to School Night

Number 3

If you have any WISH LISTS or things you might need…

HAVE THEM SIGN UP TO PROVIDE CLASSROOM ITEMS and/or VOLUNTEER at Back to School Night!

( We can always use glue sticks, expo markers, tissues, etc)

AND  LAST…

If YOU want volunteers for classroom work, parties, field trips, etc…

HAVE THEM SIGN UP!

This is the ONLY night they will ALL be in YOUR classroom!

USE IT!

Sometimes a CAPTIVE AUDIENCE…is a good thing!

So.. Just a quick reminder

  1. Rewards for students whose family attends.  DANGLE the CARROT!
  2. Bring FOOD and/or drinks.
  3. Have ALL Sign-UP charts READY

DOJO, Conferences, Wish Lists, Volunteers, etc.

4. Breathe, bring water for YOU!  Smile.

For more info on BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT:

 

Good Luck!