This will be my eighth year teaching third grade at a small country school in Indiana. Reading and writing are my favorite subjects, but I love creating
hands-on math lessons too. I really do think teaching is so much fun!
I love the energy that surrounds each new school year. I'm already excited and school is still weeks away. Shopping for school supplies, decorating our classroom, and creating new units takes over my life every August, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm happy to share some of my back-to-school freebies here with you.
Postcards: Many of us send postcards to our students to welcome them to our class. This is a great way to make a connection with your students before they ever enter your classroom. And who doesn't love getting mail?
Contact Cards: We have parent orientation during the first week of school. It can be a lot of information to take in, so I like to hand out business cards with my contact details. I like these because they're school-themed and don't look like traditional business cards at all. Adding a magnet to the back is a great way to get your card posted on the refrigerator!
Birthday Notes: The school year can be so hectic that student birthdays sneak up on you. I take care of birthdays during back-to-school time by getting my cards and gifts prepared in advance. You can print these notes, write a short message on the back, and then have students sign their names when the birthday approaches. I like to give them out with homework passes or Scholastic books.
Be sure to grab your copy of all these freebies. I'd love it if you also clicked over to my blog for classroom organization tips, literacy resources, reading strategies, writing minilessons, math games, freebies, and more. See you there!