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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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?