What a week it has been! I have successfully (survived) my first week of teaching kindergarten! I am so happy with the way the first week went and love my kiddos so much already! I thought I would start off the teacher content with how I went about Meet the Teacher. This was a super exciting time meeting some of my kids for the first time and the wonderful families they come from!
I had my room set up into stations. Each station had certain forms that needed to be filled out or forms that they could take home. This just made it easier to navigate so families were not all crowded in one specific spot.
Each student got a flip book with ALL the information on our class! This is extremely helpful for families so they have something to refer back to if they have any questions regarding to one of these topics. This was so helpful on Meet the Teacher night because families were able to just look it over rather than me explaining each section to them. This gave me the chance to interact with their child and help them feel comfortable being in the classroom!
While families were filling out all that paperwork, I gave their child a scavenger hunt to play around the room. This just helped students become familiar with different areas in the classroom and was a great way for them not to bother their parents while they were “doing their homework” haha! The students loved this activity and some even wanted to take it home to color!
This is just a little get to know me since I couldn’t really do a presentation the night of. These are a fun activity to do the first week of school to get to know your students as well!
These are little contact cards that I made for families to either keep in their purse, hang on their fridge, etc.
Lastly, I added these to the folders each family took home! I loved this idea and wanted to do it for my kindergarteners. I personalized each letter to say “A Letter From Your Teacher” and wrote their name and signed it at the bottom. Definitely going to continue doing this in years forward 🙂
Another thing that I had setting out that I forgot to take a picture of were little blow pops that had a tag that says ‘Thanks for popping in”. These were probably each child’s favorite thing and I don’t blame them, haha! Stay tuned for lots more teaching content from Miss Dorn 😉