I'm linking up again with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It! I know...it's Tuesday. Better late than never. Thank you, Tara, for hosting!
In addition to doing lots of printing, copying and laminating, I made a few things for my classroom this week. We have open house on Wednesday (the week before school starts). I guess it's kind of like some of your "meet the teacher" events, but we don't have to do another open house later in the year.
When my new families come to open house, I am going to ask parents to write down a "wish" for their child's year in 1st grade to add to our parent wish jar. I will take the wish jar home with me over the Labor Day weekend to help me get to know my families (and their wishes) before the first day of school next week. I don't share their wishes with anyone.
My Parent Wish Jar
Here are the labels that I made. The picture shows the one I used for my own jar, but there are a few different designs. Just click on the image if you'd like to download it.
Here is the slip I ask parents to fill out with their wishes. You can click on the image below to download this document as well. If you download, please follow and/or leave me a comment. I'm heading into 2 full days of professional development and I'm going to need something to read. :)
Today is my last official day of summer.
Tomorrow is our first day of required professional development.
Tomorrow evening is our Open House.
Next Tuesday...my students will start. Let's get this party started!