Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Open House

Wowsers! I can't believe how fast this week is going. That means only one week left of "freedom"- oh wait, I spend my days at school anyway!
I have been SO busy today! I tutored two sweet little ones this morning- one is moving so we snuck and got a cupcake from my absolute favorite gourmet cupcake shop in my town! That little one LOVED the surprise of a cupcake on her last day in South Dakota!
After tutoring, I came right to school. I wanted to get some things made for the hallway, more on that laaaater! I did work on some Open House things, even though our Open House is not until August 16th! Marlene over at I Heart Teaching Elementary is having a linky party about Meet the Teacher nights! And you know me, I'm impulsive!
So, hopefully I can figure out Google Docs because I have some documents to show you!

I have my parents fill out this Information Sheet because it helps so much with knowing where my little 1st grade buzzers go when school is dismissed. To be completely honest, I did not do this last year as these kiddies are first graders, they should know where to go and I was totally lost! Back to my kindergarten teacher ways...

This little idea I borrowed from one of my teaching besties! She has decided to move across the state and stay home with her little monster and has another one due in November! She showed this to me and I loved it last year! I have all the parents fill out this Information Card at Open House night. Then, if a problem arises, I can whip the card out of a trusty cheap recipe box and their contact information is right there!

I also have the kids do this Scavenger Hunt for fun and to make sure I get all the necessary paperwork. Otherwise, I enjoy talk to the families and answer any questions they have! It's a crazy night, but since it's an Open House format, that is to be expected. Our school tried the formal sit down, teacher presentation one year and that didn't go over well either!

 Does anyone LOVE their Meet the Teacher Night? I'd like to hear about it if you do! =]

Have a BEEutiful day!

P.S. I need help with Google Docs documents are way cuter than they appear! =]


  1. Marcy,
    What's the "really cool sign" that your kiddos get their picture taken with? Inquiring minds want to know!
    An Open Door

  2. Hello my sweet Camille! Your inquiring mind will have to wait until another post silly girl! Honestly though, I have not made the sign yet, but I guarantee it will be a-dor-a-ble and I will write a post soon! Thanks for buzzing by! [=


  3. Thanks so much for linking up! I'm going to have to try that scavenger hunt idea.