Today was the day! I FINALLY got to see my kids in the first Meet the Teacher day. I was so happy to get big hugs and chat about summers.
This year, I included a small gift for my kiddos to start the year. Some years I include something as a small gift. Other years, it isn’t in my budget. I follow the same rule of thumb at Christmas and at the end of the year. Sometimes everyone gets a sticker… sometimes they get a gift like this one!
I ordered these Frog Clappers from Oriental Trading. They come in sets of 12.
I put a single whole punch in my newsletter and used a pipe cleaner to attach a cute note and the frog clapper. Then I twirled the end of the pipe cleaner. It took me about 30 minutes to do the whole project.
You can download the tags for free in my TpT store.
Do you give your students a back to school gift?
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Margie Courtney says
It’s a great idea, however, I have been extremely discouraged in regard to my students (over the last two years), of not saying “thank you” for ANYTHING (ex. treasure prizes,for ex). I know a lot of this is because many families do not teach their children to say “please” and “thank you” these days. Kind of sad…. anybody else experience this?
I would take that as an opportunity! Do a social skills lesson and try to spend the year catching them complimenting and using manners!
Jill Sillery says
Seeing my beautiful face is gift enough 😉
Cindy Cullen says
That is super cute – you inspire me!
I love the idea of sending home a speech newsletter at the beginning of the year. What do you put in it? How often do you send one home?