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What to say on welcome postcard?
Old 07-11-2007, 05:47 PM
 
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I like to send out postcards to the kids before school starts (as soon as I get my class list - which is about 2 days before). I normally say the same thing every year, but I'm wondering if there's something more "catchy" to say. What do you write?

In years past I've always written something like, "Welcome to 3rd grade! I hope you've had a wonderful summer. I can't wait to meet you! Please come Aug. 3rd with your supplies and a smile! "

It just seems plain. Anything better? I have a jungle room, so even something to tie that in would be nice.

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Well, I'm not really sure of a catchy thing to say, but how about some sort of riddle about the jungle? Write the riddle after you write your main message, then ask the students to bring an answer on the first day of school. It might make for a fun ice breaker.
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more of a friendly letter/postcard to my students. I usually tell them a little bit about myself and my summer, and how I look forward to meeting them in a few weeks. I also try to include some important things we will be learning this year. Keeping it short and sweet is my motto!
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Welcome Back Postcards
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Here is the one I used last year. I have not yet tweeked it for this year.
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welcome back letter
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i gave up postcards a few years ago. (i had been writing them by hand--ugh!)

i am now typing letters (just changing each for name.) i write about what my family did during the summer and let them know some of the fun activities we'll do during the school year. i let them know some of the clubs they'll be able to participate in (craft club, running club, poetry club....). and i tell them when they can come help set up the classroom, in addition to the school-wide Meet 'n Greet time. (i choose stationery that matches our theme, and sometimes i write in that "voice"--like last year i threw in some pirate-speak. this year it will have something to do with movies.)


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Here is my postcard that I sent out last year. My theme was Survivor. It looks a little different because I originally created it in Printmaster.
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This is too young for 3rd grade
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but it might spark some ideas. I teach first grade, and when I send out my welcome postcards, I like to invite the kids to bring a favorite stuffed animal to share with the class on the first day of school. Some kids who are apprehensive about coming into first grade relax when they get the postcard and see that they can bring a stuffed animal. Those who want to can share their animal with the class and tell why it is special to them.
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