Thursday, August 15, 2013

Open House Ideas and some FREEBIES!

Hi everyone!  It's Jennie from JD's Rockin' Readers.  It's the 15th of the month and we start back to school on Monday for our teacher days.  We also have Open House on Monday Night.  I have been preparing for the stampede of children/moms/dads/siblings/grandparents and hopefully no unwanted animals:)

I have a Jungle/Safari themed classroom this year and geared a couple of my open house ideas with that theme.  I have a couple to share with you today.  

After having my own children, it seems that my memory has just crashed!  I used to be so good with names and faces and now I am just flat out horrible!  So, what I am going to do to help me prepare for the stampede is to print out pictures of all of my students ahead of time.  I guess this will be my first "homework" assignment of the year- study the faces of the little ones that will be coming to meet me.   I did this last year and worked out really well- my anxiety went down a little bit knowing that I would at least know who was who.  And the kids are so surprised that I know them by name!  

Another thing that I am going to do is have a class list handy.  Parents always want to fill you in on details about their kids.  Whether it is Sally may cry the first day or Joe isn't allowed to go home with Uncle Fred... I can quickly jot down notes so that I don't forget- because, I will:)

One of my teacher friends found a cute poem on Pinterest that can be used to welcome kids on Open House night.  She has a Rock Star Theme in her classroom and this poem was for that theme.  You can find it here if you are interested.  I used the poem but put it on some different backgrounds (of course, a zebra print background) and then some others that you may like.  You will need to purchase the appropriate candy to put into a bag and put on their desks at Open House if you decide to use it.
Also, I have a FREEBIE Welcome Sign that I have on my door!  You can come and snag that up too!

So, here they are!






Here it is all put together:)


There are three others to choose from in the download:)

Here is the WELCOME SIGN-



Well, wish me luck- I can't believe it's here already!

I'm also linking up with TBA and Classroom Freebies!

Freebie Fridays
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday



1 comment:

  1. Looks fantastic! I do something similar to the Open House poem but I do it for the first day of school. I make a Back to School Survival kit for each student and put it on his/her desk for the first day. (the free printable is on my blog right now) We don't have Meet The Teacher (Creature) until about the third week of school, so I have time to prepare!
    Thanks for sharing! Happy Freebie Friday!
    Sidney
    Teachingisagift

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