Today I got to be mom at school. It was open house for my daughters school and so we went to meet their teachers and visit their classrooms before school starts tomorrow. My oldest is starting third grade and my middle one is starting kindergarten. I’m a little more emotional about my third grader. I just can’t believe how quickly she’s growing up!
I wanted to share a couple of fun ideas I got from them as we visited the two classrooms. The third grade teacher had directions pinned to their display clip outside in the hall. Each clip had the child’s name and class number on it so they could easily find theirs. They took the directions from the clip and were able to find their way around the room. The directions included finding their seats, putting the supplies that were on the desk inside the desk, taking home the letter to parents and the first weeks homework, finding their coat cubby and talking to the teacher. It was a fun and quick way to see the classroom and be ready to go the first morning. I’ll share some pictures of the classroom tomorrow evening. It is done in a darling jungle theme.
For the kindergarten room, the teacher greeted us at the door and gave us a page with pictures of classroom fixtures. Attached to the page were a row of stickers. She instructed us to look for the items in the room and place a sticker on the picture when we found it. Pictures corresponding to those on the paper were placed next to the items around the room. Inside the coat cubby, she found a fun little treat from her teacher.
You can find my version of the card here for free. The freebie includes a card for regular cookies and fortune cookies.
Overall, it was a fun day for the kids and fun for me to be mom for a day and be on the other end of open house. First day of third grade tomorrow (Kinder starts a week later). Wish us luck!Pin It