Hi everyone! I am getting ready for Open House. We do ours two days before school starts. It's nice because the students can bring their supplies before the first day of school:)
I wrote a post about some "gift bags" and Welcome Poem that I am using. I do not know who originally created the poem or I would give them credit (so if you know, just send me a message). I just made different backgrounds to go with it. Here is a picture:) This one has my zebra background. I made four other backgrounds with it also.
You can go and check out my post and pick up this FREEBIE over at Teaching Blog Round Up.
Also, I have a little secret to share- I ordered some magnets through Vista Print that has my contact information on it. I am going to give these to the parents at Open House so they can have my contact information readily available. Here's the secret- I bought a set for my teaching partner too as a back to school gift... shhh... don't tell her:) She is on vacation right now so I am hoping she doesn't see this post!
One other thing that I am going to do is have a piece of letterhead on each students desk. The parents write their child a short letter and put it into their mailbox so they have some mail on the first day of school!