Back to School Thoughts Already??!?! A Giveaway!

I know...I know...most of us *JUST* got on break so the LAST thing we want to consider is next school year!  

Earlier in the year I was brainstorming was to make back to school less stressful and more convenient for teachers.  I decided to create some themed versions of my back to school forms...and the project just snowballed!

I began adding editable newsletters, an editable Open House Presentation and Classroom decor with MANY pieces that can be edited!  It was so much fun to work on!

This pack is Bug themed and is only $10!  I am considering making these as "custom" packs with the buyer choosing the digital papers and clip art and then I can make the items include below include the buyers choice in theme and clip art.  Does that make sense?  Would you want the pack below customized to your own theme?

Parent Forms:   7 bug themed forms for parents to complete for the back to school season. Please note these forms are NOT editable. The forms include:
•Parent sign in sheet that includes email (color and plain version for better printing included)
•How Do I Go Home form for parents to write down his or her  student’s way home. (color and plain version for better printing included) .  A premade version includes bus, care, daycare and ASP.  An editable version is included in the zipped file as well if your students go home different ways.
•Request of parent volunteers  (color and plain version for better printing included)
•Two different phone documentation forms for the teacher to document communication. The parents fill in the part of the information to save the teacher time and the rest of the form allows for teacher to record parent contact.  One form is a full sheet perfect for the teacher to store in a binder.  The other form is one form that has two sheets that need to be copied on cardstock back to back. Cut  the forms in half and hole punch the corner to store on a binder ring.
•Class directory request form
•Child information form for parents to complete (please note this is a two sided sheet and should be copied back to back)
All these forms save me a great deal of time- especially the “How Do I Go Home” form because it gives a class transportation list at a glance and the phone documentation form which  is VERY helpful for RTI and data collection!  

Open House or Back to School Presentation :  This is two editable power point files to show at Open House or any Back to School event. The files include:
•An editable  bug themed power point presentation for Open House.  Blank slides as well as prefilled in slides are provided
•A sample, filled in Open House presentation
•Editable Bug themed  2 page newsletter in color and black and white
•A sample, filled in newsletter
•An editable Red Hot Information handout for important information (I fill this in to include vital information  and give it to parents at the Sneak A Peak before school starts)
•A sample, filled in Red Hot Information handout for important information

Classroom Décor: Different files to decorate your classroom with the bug theme.  Please note that some of these files are NOT editable.
        Bulletin Board display “Buggy About Great Work!” word cards (not editable)
        Bulletin Board display student name circles (editable).  These editable circles can have student’s names added.  Hot glue the circles onto the tops of clothespins and then hot glue  the clothespins to 12 inch by 18 inch construction paper for an easy to change hall way work display.
Here is a similarly set up bulletin board:
        Book box labels (NOT editable)
        Rules of Our Hive 8 ½ by 11 inch poster (editable)-  Record the classroom rules on this coordinating poster. Includes example of how to fill it in.
        The Buzz About Going Home 8 ½ by 11 inch poster (editable)-  Record the classroom rules on this coordinating poster. Includes example of how to fill it in.
        Word Wall letter cards- coordinating alphabet cards to use as a word wall headers (not editable) with coordinating word wall cards that are editable.
        Alphabet cards for an alphabet line (not editable)
        Number cards one- ten with the number, spelling and ten frame (not editable)
        Months of the year cards for the calendar (not editable)
        Days of the week cards for the calendar in two sizes (not editable)
        Number cards for the calendar including cards for half day, teacher workday, holiday, especial event, happy birthday, field trip, assembly, no school, 100th Day of School, and last day of school.  Editable cards are included as a separate file.
         Eighteen pages of schedule cards for display that can be edited to add your special events (editable).
•        Name plates with four different designs (not editable)
•        Job Chart cards with 16 different cards and header and editable matching cards

I will be giving away one copy of this product to a random winner that correctly guesses in the comments the day baby Maddie is ACTUALLY born. Here is a hint: my official due date is 6/21! As soon as we are home from the hospital I will announce the winner! To increase your odds, make sure to also try your hand on my Facebook page!



  1. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I have already begun decorating, using duct tape as a border (to get rid of using sticky tac to hold up the scalloped boarders). Anyway, my colors are teal and purple(zebra print on purple and leopard print on the teal). The color choices you've chosen along with the bugs make it a PERFECT union! I am buying this today...I just can't wait for another week, plus I'd probably guess wrong. But for kicks and giggles ... June 22.
    Where Seconds Count

  2. I will guess June 20th!

  3. This will be my first year actually starting with the kiddos (but my 4th year teaching) on the first day of school. I've never had to do the open house or anything so this pack would be awesome.

    Let's guess June 19th


  4. This will be my first year with my own class so I'd love to win this!

    I'll guess June 22nd :)


  5. I would love to win this. I am going to guess 6/18th. Congrats!

  6. I am going with June 21 and crossing my fingers that you have a c-section scheduled!

    Cannot believe how much you have stuffed into this pack! You've been one busy gal!

    Best wishes for an enjoyable last few days before Maddie's arrival!

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

  7. Wow! This is a wonderful pack. I love the bug theme. My guess in June 21.

  8. This is an awesome pack.

    My guess is June 18th =]

  9. Awesome! I would love to win.
    I'm thinking June 24.

  10. Congratulations!! And.. wow, what an amazing pack. I'll guess June 25th. I was late...maybe she will be too. :)

    The Teaching Thief

  11. Congratulations!! Maddie is a wonderful blessing. June 24

  12. Hi. Love the Guided Reading Materials, and I'm enjoying your Blog! Thanks.


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