Sunday, September 2, 2012

Open House Organization!

Happy Sunday!  I think I'm going to pop in to school today to make sure everything is READY for kiddos on Tuesday!  You know, just in case some evil elves came in since Thursday and messed things up...?  I just have to check and make sure!  (And sharpen 28 pencils so they have something on their desks right away to complete their wordsearch with them they walk in!)

Last Wednesday we had our Open House.  I like having it before school starts because it turns the experience into a time for students and families to explore and spend time in the classroom and makes it less likely to be a mini-conference.

I always have tons of forms out for parents- sign in sheet, party sign up forms, volunteer sign up, e-mail list... and I have just finished turning all of those forms into something editable that I could share with all of you!

The packet is for sale at my TpT and Teacher's Notebook shops and contains 27 pages of different forms and things for Open House.  It is a Powerpoint file in which all of the "pages" are actually JPEG files so you can put your own text boxes right over top of them to customize them for your classroom!  And I put in all of the text boxes for you... so all you have to do is customize your own messages and cute fonts!
Find it on TpT          or          Teacher's Notebook

I'm really excited about this and know it might be a little late for some of you... but if you haven't had Open House yet or you want to save it for next year... it might be right up your alley!

Want to win one?  I'll give a free copy to the first two people who correctly guess the number of students I'll have in my 3rd grade class!  Don't forget to leave your e-mail address!  Liz and Danielle guessed correctly... I have 26 students!  I need the two extra pencils... just in case!  And kudos to those of you who knew I would be teaching multiple classes of reading throughout the day!  *Technically* I have about 115 students... but 26 are my core class!



  1. You need 28 pencils so 28!??

    Sweet Times in First

  2. Wow, fab work!!

    The answer I was going to give is taken, so I'm going to go out on a limb and pretend you were being sneaky....29, because you'll have one student absent.

    Peacocks & Penguins

  3. I'll guess 26 since no one wants to hear on the first day of school "My pencil broke!!"
    Teaching in the Valley

  4. My guess is 26... Fingers crossed!

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  6. 27? Maybe you are planning for ahead in case 1 "surprise" student arrives? ;)

  7. I'm gonna go with 24. That way you have a few extra pencils just in case they get broken! :)
    Nichole :)

  8. My guess is 22?

  9. My guess is 22?

  10. I say 23 :) and fingers are crossed I win this because I need this :)

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  12. 24?? Don't spend too much time up at school - enjoy your last weekend of freedom! :)
    First Grade FUNdamentals

  13. 27?! An extra pencil for good luck?


  14. I am guessing you have 25 students. I hope you have a relaxing couple days before heading back!

  15. Here's to 14 students...same as me :-).

  16. I guess 25 students.

  17. I have 23 second I'm going to guess 23!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  18. I'll go with 20 (ya gotta have some extra pencils when they break, right?)!
    Teachin' First

  19. I'll say 19.... I would love to have 19:)

  20. I would guess 14, because I always want my kids to start with 2 brand new pencils!

  21. I am saying 14 because you are doing reading this year if I can remember and 2 different classes?

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers
    I am having a MEGA giveaway, come check it out

  22. I'm guessing 23. Happy labor day!


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