Open House Success!

Our Open House happened this morning and it went so well! The kiddos and their parents stopped in to meet me and see their new classroom. After teaching third grade for seven years, I am still surprised how little they are when they come to me at the beginning of the year! I also got visits from my old students who are in 4th and 5th grades, and even some who are going to middle school.... I love my job :) :)

I had my lovely new tables all set up with some small items for the kids and parents and they all came from great bloggers out there for FREE! Yay :)

Full shot of (most of) my tables and student bins in the back
Their names are on the backs of their chairs (easy to switch spots, if necessary, and keeps a more "open workspace" feel to the room).
A bag of Lucky Charms, my Back to School letter on store-bought letterhead with my contact info, and Farley's parent questionnaire (in blue so it sticks out!)

Better close-up of the questionnaire- it's copied front-back
I am sosososo thankful to the following two bloggers for offering these items for free:
They both have the most amazing resources and blogs- be sure to check them out (but I am almost positive you already have!!) as soon as possible :)

We're back for our first day tomorrow and I will be posting about the first few days over the course of this week. Now, to get some rest {ha!}....


  1. Love it! Your room looks fabulous too - I'm sure the parents and kids were oh so excited to get to meet you too! Also, the lucky charms tag is so adorable. Kudos to you on getting it all together!!

    1. Thanks so much- those tags made it so darn easy (my faorite kind of craft!) :)

  2. Your room looks great! I just love the Lucky Charms!!! Have a great first day tomorrow. And yes, get some rest tonight!

    1. Thanks Diane! I am always as nervous as the kids :) :) Even after 8 years, I barely sleep the night before school starts!

  3. I'm so glad but not at all surprised to hear it went great!! Happy first day tomorrow and best of luck with everything (not that you will need it!)

  4. Congrats! That first parent meeting always gives me the jitters... Is this your first year teaching Kindergarten? My oldest starts K in a few weeks. I need to convince my husband NOT to follow the bus to school!!

    Mrs. Allen’s 5th Grade Files

    1. I am still in 3rd, Corrina- I think I will retire teaching in this grade, I love it that much! It was my favorite grade as a kid and is my most favorite grade to teach :) :)

      After having my daughter, I can totally empathize! It's hard sending her back to daycare full time :( The day she goes to K I will be a full-on mess!! Best of luck!

  5. Looks great! Happy first day of school :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  6. Wow. Your room looks wonderful. I can just imagine the look of excitement in your kiddos eyes when they saw those Lucky Charms sitting on their desks! My third grade meet the teacher is Aug. 24. I've got to get busy. My room is still a WRECK!!! I'm new to blogging and it would make my day if you would check out my blog. It's still waiting on all the design bells and whistles, but I'm excited to get started. Have a great first week.

    Griffith's 3rd Grade Garden

  7. I, too, have used Farley's parent questionnaire and I'm glad that you had such success with it - it makes me excited to give it to my parents for the first time this year!


  8. Your room is adorable! I love the lucky charms...our Meet the Teacher night is tomorrow. Not sure if I have time to be that creative but I just might try :) I'm your newest follower! I love your blog!

  9. How awesome ! In fact, you have lots of great ideas and finds. I do a 10 weekly blog and TPT finds on my blog, so I love to see all the ideas. I am a new follower. Check out my blog and Tpt if you'd like ! :)
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  10. My team teacher and I used the Lucky cereal topper at our Open House for Back to School Night. The kids loved it and it didn't break the bank! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Mrs. Miller’s Monkey Business