Monday, July 30, 2012

A FREEBIE to Make Back to School Easier for You!

Freebie Fridays

I don't just send a letter to my new students, I send a packet and, although it costs an extra stamp and a little bit of my time, it is WELL worth it.  I was a anxious child and the start of school each year was a trying to time for me when the butterflies in the belly started, along with the "I don't want to go to school"s. I remember getting a letter from my 3rd grade teacher.  The envelope was bright green and covered with brightly colored stickers.  I was calmed before I had even opened the envelope and knew it would be a great year because if she could take the time to send me a letter (with bonus stickers!) during her summer vacation, I knew it would be just fine. 
Well, I revamped, edited, and embellished that very same letter to come up with my very own Back to School Letter Packet for all of my incoming students.
Inside the packet you will find my version of the Jitter Glitter poem, a poem to the parents about letting their child come to you and my all-exclusive water growing capsule gift tag.  All ready to print and send to your new students to ease their jitters. 
Need other items to make YOUR start of the year an easy one? Come visit my store to find centers galore, editable MONKEY and FROG Binder kits AND even 1st Day of Kindergarten plans where all you need to do is provide the paper. 

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  1. I love the Jitter Glitter idea!! You always have such wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. What a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for sharing:) I am a new follower:)

  3. I love the packet! Thank you for sharing. I think there might be a typo on the last line.

    "And remember I can’t for school, so I can see you."


  4. You are all so welcome! Thanks for stopping by, as always...I fixed the typo--oops! Be sure to re download it and I really hope you hadn't printed yet! Krissy

  5. This is wonderful... thank you so much!

    Heather (

  6. I love the jitter glitter and pellet idea! Too cute! Could you make one that says for preschool, too? Thanks! You're the best! Otherwise, I will recreate. No big deal.

  7. I love this idea!! I wish we got our classlists in advance so I could do something like this :(

    Fun In First

  8. I love it thank you for sharing. What teacher can resist glitter ;-)

  9. Thank you so much for this! I'm still teary-eyed from The First Day poem. Love the Jitter Glitter. Off to Target for tiny envelopes and glitter...

  10. GREAT idea! The first days of school are always so nerve racking for everyone. This will make things easier for teachers.


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