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Old 07-01-2009, 11:12 AM
 
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Hi,

I can't seem to find my "Magic Confetti" letter for back to school. I remember the children really enjoyed receiving it before school started. It was a fun way to calm their fears before school began.

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This sounds interesting! I'd love to see a copy of this!
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I have never heard of it...
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I would love a copy, too. Thanks!
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I don't have the letter, but I did a google search this is what I found:


One Kindergarten teacher in Jacksonville, FL has found a way to turn the anticipation into her first lesson of the year, a lesson that takes place before school even begins. Mrs. Hope Teper types up a Night Before School poem (Author Unknown) and attaches it to plastic bags full of confetti. She then passes out the poem during Kindergarten Orientation to all of her incoming students to read the night before the first day of school.

Mrs. Teper’s students read the poem with their parents at bedtime. The poem talks about how it may be hard to fall asleep the night before school starts and offers a way to help. It tells how the teacher has made magic confetti for the students and explains that, “The confetti will help you sleep through the night and you will awake in the morning feeling fresh and bright.”

It concludes with a message from the teacher saying, “I’ll sprinkle confetti under my pillow, too. And remember I just can’t wait to see you!” The poem and magic confetti help calm any fears the incoming students may have by telling them how excited their teacher is to meet them. Mrs. Teper has found a great way to start off the Kindergarten school year!



Sounds like a cute idea, but we aren't allowed to send home letters prior to students first day. The students first day is only 1hr. and 40 min. so I could just send it home with them that day.
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Found it!

Back To School Magic Confetti

The night before school is exciting and fun.
There are always so many things to be done.

Your clothes are ready, your backpack is too.
Your classroom is full of fun things you will do.

There are so many questions that go through your mind,
All types of thoughts of every kind.

But sometimes we all get the jitters down deep
Ans that makes it hard to fall fast asleep.

So I've made you some magic confetti, it really is cool.
It will help you be rested and ready for school.

Just place the confetti next to your bed.
On the night before school starts where you lay down your head.

The confetti will help you sleep through the night
And you will wake up in the morning fresh and bright.

I'll place the confetti near my bed, too
And remember, I just can't wait for school so I can see you!

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Old 07-01-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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What kind of confetti do you give them? This is a great idea!
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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Oh that is so cute. I teach second but I think the kids I had the last two years would have loved that.
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:50 PM
 
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I love this idea - I think I will give it out at meet and greet which is the day before school starts. I also do a letter/postcard that I send home when I get my class list 1-2 weeks before school starts. I think I will include a note in my letter that says that if you come to meet and greet you will get a special treat.
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Awwww....that is SO cute! I will give that out at my Meet and Greet night!
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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I usually buy snack bags, purchase confetti from Dollar Tree and staple the bag to the poem.
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Thanks for the cute idea teach8954!
Old 07-02-2009, 08:12 AM
 
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I love it. I teach third grade, but I think they would appreciate this too.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:34 AM
 
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Thanks Teach8954 for sharing. I think it's such a cute idea. I already created a simple letter using your information. I will post it if anyone wants to use it.
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Love, Love it! Thanks everyone!!
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Fabulous!
Old 07-02-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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I'm off to find confetti. Any suggestions on where to look?
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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This letter is cute! This year we are having a meet & greet the Friday before school starts - this is new for me. I think this would be cute to leave on desks as the students & parents come in. I've attached another letter I've given out for Open House. I would make up small treat bags to go with the letter.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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THis is great! Thanks for the attachment I plan to use this.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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I love the idea of Magic Confetti! I can't wait to hand it out at open house.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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What a great idea...thanks so much.
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This is a great idea...
Old 07-03-2009, 11:00 PM
 
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I've never heard! Thanks for posting! I can't wait to use it in August!
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thanks for all of these wonderful ideas!! I plan on using them this year. Thanks Again!
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Before running out to search for confetti~~~I am sure some of you have whole punchers or scrap booking punchers you can use~~ This would be a fun project for children to help with, especially if you have company today!
I love this idea and thank you all for sharing it.
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:25 PM
 
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This is such a great idea! I could really use some magic confetti to fight away the scary dreams about the first day I have all year!
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:49 AM
 
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for the awesome ideas!
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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What a good idea. I like the idea of being able to hand it out before school starts at Meet the Teacher night. I'll be sure to use the hole punch from the xerox machine to help gather the confetti.
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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What a cute idea! I love the attachments and ideas everyone shared. Thank you!
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I love it!
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I think is so adorable...what a great letter. Thank you for sharing. I am going to try it.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:38 PM
 
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This is so cute and I love the idea of making your own confetti. My kids at home will love making the confetti. I also thought about getting some confetti that has the number 2 (probably at a party store) to add to it just to make it special for 2nd grade
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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I loved this idea and my poem is already printed out - ready to go! DH is picking up some little plastic bags and glittery confetti to go with what I have "made". I do have a question though - what do you do if a student does not come to the Meet the Teacher time? Do you mail theirs? Save it and give it to them the first day of school? Just wondering. Thank you for the great ideas!
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Still confetti.....
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Thanks for all of your great ideas! I'm going to use this idea too, but I'll have to modify the poem to replace the word "magic". I teach at a christian school and I'm thinking of "prayer confetti", the number 2 idea, or something. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:08 PM
 
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LOVE IT!!!!


Thank You!!!!
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Love the letter and bag idea!
Old 07-20-2009, 06:31 AM
 
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I am a first year teacher and I will use this for Meet the Teacher to help ease the back to school jitters!
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what do we put in the confetti ??
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You guys amaze me!! I can't wait to try out the new ideas. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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Thanks for sharing this idea. I Love It !
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I look forward to using this on expectations night! Thank you.
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