Meet The Teacher 2016

I love Meet The Teacher Night! This post will give you more information as to how it is organized in my classroom and provide you some free downloads you can hopefully use in yours!

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Not every school has a Meet The Teacher.  However, if you have a time when students bring in school supplies, this post is still for you! The week before the first day of school the kids come with their  parents to meet their teacher and drop off supplies. I absolutely LOVE this night.  I can help take the weight off of worrying that the kids may feel with their teacher.

 

Since I have the parents there, I want to utilize them to the fullest possible extent. They have already committed to coming to the event so let’s make their time valuable for them and to me.

 

Before they enter the room, I have a sign up list outside the door that asks them how their child will go home the first day of school and the rest of the year. Next to the sign up list, I place our classroom wish list next to it. Every year, we have a school theme. I correspond our school theme to the wish list for run.

 

To snag the fishing theme {click here}

To snag the camping theme {click here}

Elementary teacher looking for meet the teacher night ideas? This posts contains meet the teacher night gifts ideas as well as how to organize your classroom for this back to school event! There are free meet the teacher gifts to students included!

 

When the parents walk in, they see two stacks on paperwork their child’s desk.  I recommend giving the parents a manilla folder so they have something to place all the paperwork in. I encourage parents to fill out paperwork that night. This way I don’t have to hunt down as many parents.

Elementary teacher looking for meet the teacher night ideas? This posts contains meet the teacher night gifts ideas as well as how to organize your classroom for this back to school event! There are free meet the teacher gifts to students included!

 

The green page is just a half sheet with all of their information. Sometimes the information from the school is not correct. If they fill out the 2nd parent slot then they are telling me they want both parents to receive updates. These sheets stay close by my desk. If I ever need to make a quick phone call, I don’t have to search the computer.

 The blue sheet is how I ask the parents and kids to sort their supplies. I do not keep community supplies (they keep their extras in a ziplock baggie), so I like to tell them exactly where to put supplies. I feel like I am not asking a lot since if they don’t do it, I have to have 20 kids do it themselves.

Elementary teacher looking for meet the teacher night ideas? This posts contains meet the teacher night gifts ideas as well as how to organize your classroom for this back to school event! There are free meet the teacher gifts to students included!

All of the paperwork that they will out gets organized on my round table. I have table tents that clearly label where the paperwork goes.

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This makes it easier on me when I am checking off who turned in what papers.

Elementary teacher looking for meet the teacher night ideas? This posts contains meet the teacher night gifts ideas as well as how to organize your classroom for this back to school event! There are free meet the teacher gifts to students included!

I give my parents a little homework assignment. I ask that parents write a letter to me that gives there perspective of their child. This allows me to see what they would like their children to work on during the year. It also gives the parents a chance to share private information that they would rather not share out loud when others are in the room.

Elementary teacher looking for meet the teacher night ideas? This posts contains meet the teacher night gifts ideas as well as how to organize your classroom for this back to school event! There are free meet the teacher gifts to students included!

Teacher Magnets

I want my parents to know from the very beginning that they can ask me any questions. One way that I do this is by giving the parents a magnet with all of my contact information on it.

Elementary teacher looking for meet the teacher night ideas? This posts contains meet the teacher night gifts ideas as well as how to organize your classroom for this back to school event! There are free meet the teacher gifts to students included!

I use a template to write my contact information.

The website QR Stuff  to make the QR code. I make sure I have clicked the contact details button on the left hand side of the website.

To save money, I buy magnet tape and just snip and stick on the back. To ensure they never pop off, I recommend hot gluing them to the back.


Get the teacher magnet template by clicking {HERE}
All the teachers give some sort of treat to the students when they enter their classrooms.
To keep up with the camping theme, I whipped up these cute snacks gifts.

Elementary teacher looking for meet the teacher night ideas? This posts contains meet the teacher night gifts ideas as well as how to organize your classroom for this back to school event! There are free meet the teacher gifts to students included!
If you would like this for free {click here
Documenting memories are what every parent loves.
I have a little post in my room where the parents can take pictures of their kids (& the teacher if they ask!). I whipped up these signs that you can use in your classroom in you wold like!

Elementary teacher looking for meet the teacher night ideas? This posts contains meet the teacher night gifts ideas as well as how to organize your classroom for this back to school event! There are free meet the teacher gifts to students included!
To download them {click here}
To snag these forms and more click the button below or click {here}.
Parents want to chat with you. With so many parents in a room that can be a long waiting line. I keep a {continuous powerpoint} going that has lots of useful information. 
A few examples are {homework information}, {class website}, and our {classroom twitter account}. 
This gives the parents something to do so I don’t have to rush my conversation with each parent.
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Click {here} got the powerpoint. 
Elementary teacher looking for meet the teacher night ideas? This posts contains meet the teacher night gifts ideas as well as how to organize your classroom for this back to school event! There are free meet the teacher gifts to students included!
I hope you enjoyed reading how I organize my Meet the Teacher Night. Hopefully, one or two of these ideas sparked some ideas to take to your classroom! 
For some of these forms mentioned and more {click here}

Amber

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