Tomorrow we have our annual convocation, BBQ Picnic (Texas baby), and in service followed by a mad dash across town back to school for Meet the Teacher Night.
Pack your chevron dress and lipstick because it is going to be one LONG day!
Thankfully our team of 4 first grade teachers rallied together today and got our rooms ready!
Here’s how it will go down this year:
When parents and students walk in they will find signs helping direct them around the room.
The first stop is to find their child’s packet. Any packets left over let me know who did not come to meet the teacher night.
Station Two is all about the backpack tags.
Station Three- Pick a Seat! Students write their name on a sticky note on the desk that they would like to sit at for the first day. On the desk, parents will find an important info sheet that has to be done before they leave. Everything else in their packet can wait until the first day of school.
Station 4 is out in the hall. Supply sorting happens out where it won’t over crowd the classroom.
Here’s the full look in the hall.
Station 5 is where parents can take a helping hand. These are small items they can donate to our classroom that aren’t on the school supply list.
Finally station 6 is the treat station. Students get a necklace and parents get a little refreshment!
out Farley’s tags! She updated her packet and they are SOOOOO ADORABLE! Just click the pictures below to check them out!
I deal with supplies in the exact same way. Labeled bins are the way to go!
Ordinary Everyday says
I LOVE how organized this is! Love the sticky note for their desk idea too! 🙂
Love your organization!
Maneuvering the Middle says
Love this! Great ideas!
carolyn k says
This year we are lucky – meet the teacher happens outside! No one allowed in our rooms. We have not had a workday in our rooms before Meet the Teacher. We also have an all day I service and district picnic / lunch that day, then back to school for Meet the teacher.
Sandy Contreras says
Scrambling for meet the teacher on Friday! Thanks for your ideas 🙂
Miss T says
Love it all. You are so organized!
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Miss Nelson says
The sorting of the supplies in the HALL is the best idea.
So fun! Thanks for the free tags.
Christie Neise says
You have some great ideas in this post! I wish my meet the teacher was this organized and productive!
Giggles and Squeals says
So cute! Great job Reagan!
Michelle Brosseau says
Beautiful! You are so organized and thoughtful 🙂
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Abbey Nelson says
Love the way you have this set-up! I was wondering if it would be possible to get/purchase the labels you used for supplies in the hallway!? Thanks!
Miss Cosby says
This seems lovely! I tried stations (far less cute and organized by comparison) and it was a fail. I'm anxious to see how these turn out! **Wishing you luck**
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Oh, I love love love your hallway bulletin board!!!!!!
And I want to work at a school where parents have to bring supplies and drop them in bins. Looks fun!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW, Reagan… that is all sorts of amazing! I bet the parents at your school will soon be talking about "the new teacher" and how wonderful she is!
Giant hugs and best wishes for a great year…
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I am looking to purchase your open house signs…they are wonderful! I am wondering if I can also purchase the supply labels you hang in the hallway(great idea!)to help with organization?
Your classroom looks wonderful, organized, and engaging as always! I can't wait to find out how your first week goes. Good luck!
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Stephanie McConnell says
Come join in on the fun today and link up. I would love to read your words of inspiration. http://thenewprincipalprinciples.blogspot.com/2013/08/lets-make-statement.html
Tickled Pink Mandy says
I love how you collected the supplies!!
Lindsay Oles says
I am doing a very similar "meet the teacher", ours is called "say hello". I have my signs made up, but I am wondering what to put in the envelopes. I used to give my handbook out, but I learned last year that I change things in the first 2-3 weeks before our back to school night, which is when I will finally give out the handbook. What do you put in our envelopes?
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Meadow Brianna says
Such a cool way to do it all! *Almost* wishing I taught elementary school…but I'll stick with the big kids in high school for now.
Your room and all of your ideas are great! Did you make the flowers for the word wall? Do you sell them on Tpt? Any chance you have a picture focused on your word wall…it's ADORABLE!
Jeannie Partin says
I love the numbered signs!! Great idea….. Love the room too! 🙂
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Stephanie A. says
This is amazing! I will be sure to incorporate this at the beginning of the year! Thanks for sharing!
Nicole Percival says
I love your ideas! I teach first grade & might try letting the students put their name on a seat that they want for the first day. But I wanted to know if there were any bumps or problems that I should plan for since you've done this. Thanks!
I love the idea of telling the parents what they need to do 1, 2, 3. I may try that!
I LOVE how organized your are! We do stations with students all the time, but I had never thought about creating stations for parents at open-house. Love it!
Kristen's Kindergarten says
Love these ideas!! I'm going to try lots of them in my classroom this year! 🙂
Great ideas! I found on a blog last year an idea that worked great for me. Use large brown grocery bags, label with childs name, staple the supply list to each bag – at MTT (ours is the day before Kinders start) parents place their child's supplies in their bag. After the meeting, my assistant and I go through the bags and highlight the items on the list not yet received. The bigger community items such as paper towel and wipes, they place in labeled plastic tubs.
Mrs. Ganzel says
I bought the signs and was wondering if I could have the ones for the water bottles too?
I can't find the water bottle download anywhere. If you got it can you send it along? [email protected]
I would love the treat download, I purchased the signs. My email is [email protected] Thanks!
Did you get the treat download? I would love it too. [email protected]
Keri Russell says
I am also very interested in the parent and student treat tags. Are they available? If so, could you send them to [email protected] Thank You!!
Mrs. Mack says
Similar to the ladies above, I would just LOVE the treat download for the parents. I picked up water bottles, and juice mix pouches this morning! If you would be so kind, my email is [email protected].
Thank you! Thank you!
Me too! Me too! I would love the labels for the glow sticks and water bottles. Please send to [email protected].
Loved your ideas! Had my kinder kids sort the supplies at a supply station in the classroom while their parents completed paperwork.
Hi there. I also love the tags for the water bottle. So simple, yet so creative! If you are willing to share, I would love to have a copy. [email protected]. Thank you so much!!
I would also love the water bottle tag. Yours is so cute!!
Susan Kelley says
I would also love the glow stick and water bottle tag! They are adorable!
Wendy Duncan says
Would love the water bottle tags! [email protected]
I bought your table signs last year, LOVE the updated version for this year!! Do you happen to have a file for the tags and supply labels? I'd love to purchase them if possible, but didn't see them on TPT. No offense to Farley, whose stuff is great, but I like yours better! My email is [email protected].
N. Edwards says
Hi, I love your open house set up and am tweaking it to fit my needs! I was curious about the backpack tags…what information do you include and do you have them completely filled out and they just pick up the one with their child's name on it?? I am thinking of creating some of my own. Thank you! Any info to [email protected]
Laura H. says
I love your student and parent treat tags too. Can I purchase that from you? [email protected] is my email. Thanks.
I would love the water bottle tags too! looking to do this for my back to school night in a few days.
Miss A says
I love this! So organised and creative, thanks for all the ideas!
Breanne Bowman says
Everything looks wonderful!! What do you have in the envelopes?
Totally awesome!!!! It is always good to find new ways to be organized. Being organized means less work later!!! I would love to have a copy of the student and parent tags for the glow lights and refreshments if you don't mind. I Am going to TPT right now to purchase the rest. My email is [email protected]. Thank You sooooo much for sharing!!!!!
RB Harris says
Your ideas are wonderful. I love your parent/student gifts. I would like a copy of your glow stick and water tags too. Where can I purchase them? My address is [email protected]
Kate Coker says
I love how organized and beautiful your classroom is. I am pinning this idea for open house as ours come in waves and this will be self led, I love it. Please share where you bought your chair pockets or your pattern if you made them. I had to throw away all of mine as they were ruined after just 2 years.
Where can I find your water bottle tags and glow stick tags? Such a wonderful idea! Thanks, [email protected]
I love it all! I was wondering where you bought your back pack tags? Please email me at [email protected].
I love everything about this idea! If you could, please detail information about the bookbag tags and the envelopes from the first station. Also, like most others on this site, I would love a copy of the drink and light stick labels. Also, do you have labels available for the tubs in the hallway? I would greatly appreciate information. Thanks a million! I can be reached at [email protected]
JoMarie Hayes says
I love, love, love your ideas! I'm figuring out how to steal your ideas in secondary! 🙂
Pam Rice says
I may be a day late (years) and a dollar short but I am loving your ideas and I am in the process of stealing them! These are BRILLIANT!
Nicole Perez says
Where can I find your water bottle tags? Love this idea!
Thanks, [email protected]
Mrs. Wilson says
Where can I find your water bottle and glow stick tags? I bought the signs but can't find those! Thanks!! So darling!! [email protected]
Hi Reagan! I absolutely love your webpage, thank you for sharing it with us! I was wondering if you could please send me a copy of the backpack tags, school supply labels (for the hallway) and the treat station labels for the refreshment for parents as well as glow stick label for the kids? I would greatly appreciate it!! -Jenn [email protected]
I would love the water bottle printable! I teach an in-home preschool and would love to make these for my preschool parents! My e-mail address is [email protected].
Thank you so much!
Amanda Mosley says
Where can I get the file, parents like you are refreshing?