The countdown begins..... We are entering the last several days before the classrooms and hallways are filled with the "Back to School" buzz.
Have you received your roll call roster yet? I love receiving the names of my students so I can begin writing on the sweet placement cards I find or make and just getting everything together in general.
One important detail I want to speak about is the importance of knowing more then just their names. Who are these kids? Do they have siblings? Do they live with Mom and Dad or a blended family? Do they love Macaroni and Cheese and the color purple? All of these little details will play a pivotal role in your interaction throughout the year. When you know little details about your students it will connect you on a larger level and build a trust between you. This will lead to better communication with you and your students.
I have an adorable writing exercise built to practice writing skills and open the lines of communication.
This resource will be fun to use to get to know your students and help them share a little bit about themselves! Pick the child that looks the most like the student completing it and allow them to fill in the blanks and color the child to look just like them. There are multiple children and writing sheets to choose from. The kid's will love this writing exercise. These are perfect for displaying during the first weeks of school, at open house, or whenever you’d like! Have fun!
You can find this resource at my Teachers pay Teachers store by clicking here.