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Meet the Teacher Night

Do you have a Meet the Teacher Night at your school?  We do, but we call it Orientation Night.  It is a fun night with lots of freshly scrubbed, slightly nervous children wandering the halls with their parents looking to see which teacher they got this year.  

I love this night of meeting the students and getting to chat with the parents in a more casual atmosphere than on parent/teacher conferences.  I guess it is the air of anticipation and excitement by everyone to get the year off to a great start!

There are so many great ideas out there by some wonderful teachers.  This is a collection of some of those ideas.  Click the pictures to be taken to the original source of the ideas.

Stephanie at Somewhat Simple has this really nice student gift you could leave students on their desk.  I like it because it is simple and not overly done. This cute welcome wouldn't take long to prepare and let's just admit that we are over stretched in those days leading up to Meet the Teacher Night!

Are you looking for some new Parent Communication Forms?  My Not So Elementary Life has a packet of them for you for FREE!  Click the picture to grab them.  

How many of you like to use parent volunteers for your room?  Parents some times like to come in to work and some like to work from home or only volunteer for specific jobs.  This packet has it all organized and ready to send out for you.  Annie from Kindergarten at Heart is offering this great packet for FREE!  Click her picture to grab this one!

I am a visual person so I really appreciate Mrs. T's  S is for Second Grade post about how she organizes her parent communication binder.  She has several pictures outlining how she sets it up so that she has documentation for all of the communication she makes with parents.  Click her picture to see what it is all about!

Speaking of parent communication, do you send home weekly progress reports?  Amber from Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher has a super cute weekly progress report form that you can grab for FREE by clicking on the picture above.

This is one of my all time favorites that I have seen!  We spend so much time as teachers getting to know our students and their families that we sometimes forget that they would like to get to know us a little too!  This is a cute and simple board that would not take you long to put together.  I think the students and families would really enjoy seeing this and getting to know you a bit better.  It would be fun to put a picture of yourself on there from when you were in the grade you teach now.  I want to do this!

I get to have Meet the Teacher Night on Monday.  I cannot wait.  It is always so much fun!  Happy Friday!

Before I forget, many of you have been interested in my phonemic awareness packets.  I want to remind you that you can get them in a bundle rather than getting each one separately.  If you do, the bundle saves you and is like getting one packet free!


  1. Great collection of resources, Lori! Thank you! I might just try the smart cookie idea - so cute. :-)

    Whimsy Workshop

  2. You've collected some great ideas. I like to give my kids some Smarties, because they're experts in smartness. I'm considering doing balloons this year too, from one of your recent posts. Thanks!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. I love that you put all of these ideas in one spot-this is a fabulous resource! Thanks so much for sharing! I like the idea of the cookie too-nothing too complicated but definitely a delicious treat for the kids!

    Learning to the Core

  4. Thanks Lori. It was great to read all this in one place. I love the idea of a meet the teacher board.
    Julie :)

  5. I love the idea about the cookies for students!

  6. Thanks Susanna! I am glad you liked the ideas!

  7. Tammy, I like your idea of the Smarties! Thank you for sharing it. :)

  8. Thank you Amanda! I like that the cookie idea is simple but cute too. :)

  9. Thank you Julie! I love that Meet the Teacher board too.

  10. Thank you Room 129! I am glad you came by!


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