Last school year was my first year at this school and I was completely overwhelmed. There was so. much. stuff. in my room, stuffed in closets, and so much extra furniture that it was hard for me to focus on meet the teacher night, besides just introducing myself to the families.
This year is different because it's my second year at this school (YAY!) and I kind of know what I'm doing now *haha* Since our BTS Night isn't for another 2 weeks, and since I just got into my classroom yesterday, I don't have anything set up yet (except one thing). But here are my ideas:
only thing I have ready to go for BTS Night. You may have seen me post about it on FB or IG two nights ago, but if you didn't:
parent handbook flip book. We've all seen the basic flip book, you can even grab a freebie version of the regular-style flip book in my TpT shop. But this one is different because it's a dual tab flip book. It's half the size of the regular flip book (hello #papersaver), but you can share twice as much information. I used a different color for each flap just to make each flap stand out, but I also think it makes it pop. I'm pretty impressed with myself that I have it ready to go already.
Life as I Know It... and I found it on Pinterest. I'm going to use anchors or something anchor-y (since our school theme is Nautical) and write supplies the classroom needs on each one. I plan on taping them to the front board so parents can grab them if they'd like, if not, no big deal. I've never done this before, so I'm excited to see the response to it.
FREEBIE from Growing Firsties and plan on giving it out to parents during BTS night. She included the editable version in the freebie, which is just amazing. I'll be able to tailor it specifically to my class!
What do you have planned for Meet the Teacher / Open House / Back to School Night?