Meet the Teacher Day
This summer just flew by and was shorter than usual. It’s hard to believe that we’re gearing up for back
to school again! I’ve been teaching for over 15 years so I have a bit of experience in prepping for the
first weeks of school. I really enjoy setting up my classroom and getting things ready for my newest
group of students.
I have some tips for you on how to take some of the stress away and make your Meet the Teacher Day
In my school district, families and their children can come to find their new classroom and meet the teacher on the Friday before the first day of school. Families can come in at any time during that hour. (MOST families are lined up at the door EARLY eager to meet their new teacher!).
I have been using Meet the Teacher Stations for many years and I found that it gives families a purpose
and leaves YOU some space so that you don’t have a crowd of families in one spot.
I have created 5×7 station signs and place them in acrylic 5×7 stand-up frames. I have a set from
Wal-Mart that I bought 10 years ago! I use them for other things in the classroom (student centers,
Open House, Math & Science Night, etc.) They are inexpensive and handy to have in the classroom.
You can see them HERE.
I spread the stations out around the classroom and have families circulate to visit all of them in any order. I include stations for:
Information (I leave a page about me)
Peek at learning (I have texts and previous interactive notebooks available for browsing)
School supply drop-off
Say hello to your teacher
You can create your own stations or you can save time and check out the many themed stations I have in my TPT store. Find the link HERE.
I wish you a fun and healthy new school year!