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I'm putting together my information letter that I will give my students on the first day of school. Does anyone have an example of what they have done that they would be willing to share?

Thanks in advance,

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welcome letter
Old 07-06-2007, 08:55 PM
 
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This is something that I attach to my procedures packet. If you'd like a copy of that as well, just let me know!
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Include a Picture
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Don't know if you're married with kids but I am, and I always include a recent summer photo of my family from vacation. This intrigues students a little, and also gives parents the message that "This teacher is a human being, who may have a better understanding of my child because he has children of his own."

If you're not married, then maybe a pic that highlights an interest (you and buddies at the local ballpark) or recent travel (you in a harness at a rock climb).

This, in turn, can be a springboard for you to ask not just for the usual supplies (every teacher does that), but for the student to bring in a picture on day one which features a similar focus on travel or interests or family.

Hope that helps.
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Old 07-07-2007, 06:52 PM
 
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Sherry I am curious to see your procedure packet
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procedure packet
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Here you go...

If anyone else has any to share, please do. I am always looking for "fresh" ideas and things to change!


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Old 07-08-2007, 10:59 AM
 
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I send out a welcome letter, room expectations and a supply list. If u would like to see them just post here or email me and I will send them to you.

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Old 07-09-2007, 06:38 PM
 
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Hi, I'm a new graduate from Purdue University and I've recently accepted a position as a fifth grade teacher. I'm very excited but also really nervous about everything to come. I've been checking out your posts of welcome letters and procedures and they are sooo helpful. I've never been in a fifth grade classroom before so anything you all are willing to post is GREAT!! Thanks again and keep em coming!! =)
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Got one
Old 07-28-2007, 01:09 PM
 
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I have a student handbook but I can not seem to get it to attach. If anyone would like a sample, please email me at edgar_janice@yahoo.com

I keep my handbook in the MOOSE notebook (Actually it is the PEANUT notebook this year). and we go over it during the first day of school. This way I can answer questions as they arise.
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:33 AM
 
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I would like to see the handbook please. I am a new fifth grade teacher and anything will help. Thank you.
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I would like to see the handbook please. I am a new fifth grade teacher and anything will help. Thank you.
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Re: Got one
Old 08-15-2007, 11:56 AM
 
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I am also a new 5th grade teacher and I would LOVE to see your student handbook. I have emailed you at the address you gave.
Thanks for your help!
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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Sherry,

I want to thank you for sharing your note to parents and procedures list. I taught Pre-K last year and now moving to 5th grade. I am very nervous and not sure where to start. I've been searchign the internet for ideas on what to do during the first week. I am not sure what grade you teach, but your information helped me. Thanks!!

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Old 07-18-2008, 07:31 AM
 
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May I have a copy of your procedures. I really liked your letter.
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Thanks!
Old 07-21-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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Sherry,

Thanks for sharing your procedures packet. I'm a new fifth grade teacher and need as many ideas as I can get.

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Old 07-21-2008, 04:09 PM
 
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I attach this with my parent letter and rules/rewards/consequences...
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welcome letter and room expectations
Old 07-29-2009, 12:49 PM
 
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Danielle,

I would really appreciate it if you would send me your welcome letter and room expectations.

Thanks!
Suzette
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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Thanks for everyone's ideas. Keep them coming.
When I get mine together, I'll post also.
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Fist day- week of school.
Old 08-16-2009, 08:24 PM
 
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Sherry I was wondering if you have anything for the first day and week of school? Your letter and proceedures was very helpfull.
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Procedures packet
Old 05-10-2011, 09:06 AM
 
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Hello,

Does anyone have ideas for first days schedule? It's my first year and I'm looking for ideas to get me through those first days. Any good game ideas?

Much appreciated,
Amy
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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I was wondering is I could see or get the note to parents and your procedure list. I just got offered a 5th grade position and it is my first year teaching. Thank you for any help and aides.
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Book Project Format
Old 07-24-2011, 04:39 PM
 
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Hi, I'm interested in your formats for book projects. Yours is an old post, so I don't know whether you are even still available for comment.
Thanks!
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5th grade packet
Old 08-10-2011, 05:24 AM
 
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Hi,

I'm a brand spankin' new fifth grade teacher this year and would love to look over your classroom packet. I'm trying to put together my welcome letter and classroom supplies list right now. I've still got a week and a half before orientation, but I'd like to get as much done as I can beforehand. Still lots of core content to plan!!! Thanks in advance for your help, good luck in the upcoming year!

Cheers,
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Book project
Old 08-16-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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Stoneyjo,

I got a great book project called 100 point book projects.
It's on a website called, TeacherspayTeachers.
I think it cost a couple of dollars, but it was well worth it.
Hope that helps,
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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I love this idea! Thanks so much. I don't have any children, but my husband and I traveled to Europe this summer and I think the studenst would love to see a picture of that. Thanks!
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