Sunday, June 21, 2015

Jump-Start on Back to School

Yay for summer!  It's the season of relaxation, but the thought of school is always on my mind.  I don't think I can turn off the teacher part of me.  While I get my fill of relaxation, I also make sure to get a jump-start on a few of my back to school tasks!



I certainly have my list of things to accomplish this summer, but before I left school I made sure to prep as much as I could for next year. #jumpstart #check #happyteacher

I'm most excited about the fact that I'm all set and ready to go in the forms department, thanks to my Back to School Forms pack.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Back-to-School-Forms-PDF-Editable-Versions-Included-1871436

The first form that I prepped was this "Getting to Know Your Child" form. I always place one on each student's desk at our Meet and Greet a few days before school starts. Most parents take the time to fill the form out on the spot.  After I read through the forms, I put them in my teacher binder for safe keeping and easy reference.

I also put out a student info card (shown above) so I can have immediate access to contact information, allergy information, and birthdays.   The best thing is, when I go back in August, these forms are all prepped and ready for use!
 
I also prepped these attendance notes for parents to use when their child returns from an absence.  This will allow me to excuse the absence in our online system (well, OK, someone in the office does this, but it has all the information they will need to do so).


I have lots of contacts to keep track of.  Well, you probably do too!  These forms are printed and ready for use!  They are going straight into my teacher binder so that I can easily find what I need.  


The first week is always nut-so at my school when it comes to transportation.  Kids forget how they are getting home, some kids truly don't know, and with all the craziness that comes with the first week, we are still expected to keep track of how each student gets home.

So, before I left, I made copies of this Transportation Information form to set out at our Meet and Greet.  That way, I will know how several of the students are getting home before the first week craziness even begins.  The pink page will make for a nice quick reference (and it won't get lost on my desk since it's hot pink).  

I can keep the white page in my teacher binder in case I ever need to reference the information on that form.

I'll be honest, it's hard for me to use parent volunteers as often as I'd like, but these forms are all prepped and ready to go. Hopefully they will help me recruit a few helpers and communicate their volunteer times with them. 


Do you send home a class handbook?  I do!  And, I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am to have them totally and completely prepped for next year. I always send my handbook home on the first day.  It includes all of my classroom policies and procedures.  It's a great way to give the parents the information they might need to reference throughout the school year.  These pages include my policies and procedures, but when I incorporated them into the forms pack, I made them editable.  So, if you like what you see, but need to tweak the content a bit, you can make it your own because it's editable!  


It feels so great to have a jump-start on the new school year.  In August, I won't have to hunt for a copier that works, and I won't have to stand in line to use a copier either.  The forms are all ready! 

If you're looking to get a jump-start on the new school year, be sure to check out my Back to School Forms pack on TPT to see more. The pack also includes monthly newsletter templates, contact logs, a class list, weekly reading log, homework packet cover letter, and more!  It's sure to make your life easier throughout the school year!
 

As I mentioned throughout the post, I plan to keep some of these forms in my teacher binder.  Wondering what my teacher binder looks like?  Take a look!  You can grab this cover for FREE by clicking {here}.


Black and white isn't quite your style?  Well, maybe you'll like the colorful polka dot version!  It's FREE too!  Just click {here}Note: both versions are included in the same download, just print the version you like best.


Now, go and get a jump-start on those back to school tasks! I've got a few that need attending to, so off I go. Toodles!

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10 comments:

  1. So awesome Amiee! I love your back to school forms, they are so crisp and clean! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jackie! I truly appreciate your kind words!

      Aimee

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  2. Your organization makes my teacher heart happy! Love how you have forms for all of it!
    Andrea
    Always Kindergarten

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    1. Aw, thanks sweet friend! You know me, always striving to keep all things organized. ;) Thanks for stopping by today!

      Aimee

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  3. I absolutely love this. What fonts did you use on the cover so I can make my lesson plan format match?

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    1. Thank you! There is a font guide provided in the pack (towards the beginning of the entire set of forms), but for the cover I used KG Beneath Your Beautiful Chunk and KG Defying Gravity. :)

      Aimee

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  4. Is it possible that you could provide me with the PSD file for the binder cover so I can make others to match?

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    1. Ditto! I would love to make this binder cover for other things as well. If not, can you share where the adorable rainbow triangle border is from? I love it, but I can't find it.

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  5. This is adorable!! What a great idea for the start of the school year!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! It makes for a smooth start, for sure! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

      Aimee

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