So, let me take you to a walk through of each station!
Station 1: Parent Sign In
Station 2: Lend a Helping Hand
This is one of my favorite stations! I love how it came out, the lights on the board and the black frame really made this part of the room eye catching. In this station, parents have the option to donate classroom supplies. I write the donating supply in a square and number them. If they choose one of the squares they simply match the square number to the sign in sheet and write their child's name. Then they take the square home as a reminder to bring in the supply. Next time, I'm going to add a deadline. I this manner, I can keep track of classroom donations.
Station 3: Need to Know Now Information
This station is essential. It saves the 1st day or week of school from becoming chaotic! Here parents have to let me know two things: lunch and transportation. First, they need to circle if their child will be getting school lunch or bringing lunch from home. Next, they circle how will their child be getting home. This is important to know because you want the first day of school to go as smooth as possible. Lunch and transportation are two things that if I do not know ahead of time things might get ugly.
Station 4: Teacher Contact Information
Station 5 : Important Information
Here parents find school information that is needed throughout the year. I place them in a folder and staple a day of the week that the each form is due by. I try to give these papers is small batches so I can keep track of them as the kids start to bring them in. The folder helps to keep all papers neat and organized.
Station 6: Thank You For Your Involve-MINT!
This the last stop for parents! I got this great idea from Learning in Wonderland. Basically, it's a little thank you gift for coming.
Do you have a day where your parents and students come to meet you? I would love to hear all about what you do! Here's a little reminder for your next Meet the Teacher Night!