Saturday, July 25, 2015

Easy Brochure for Back to School!

Happy Saturday everybody! I'm so happy to participate in the Spotlight Saturday! Thank you Erin at Kindergarten Dragons for hosting it!
If you are new to this linky, I hope you can join us. It's so much fun! Just "show and tell" us all about your pick of the week. It can be a product of your own, or from somebody else. You can learn more by clicking on the picture above.

Let's start...this is my spotlight today:

As we are approaching the Big Day, the day we go back to school, I am starting to get my welcome letters ready, and all the fun stuff for Open House Night. This year however, I decided I didn't want a looong welcome letter. Main reason: for a while now I've been noticing that not a lot of people read your long letters, but they rather scan through it for bits and pieces of information. So maybe this is the time to change the approach.
How about providing the information in bits and pieces! That is how my Easy Brochure (like my husband calls it) was born. I think one of its main benefits is that you can easily spot the information you are looking for without having to read the whole thing.
Another reason to make a brochure: it is a fun way to present the information you need to.

What information should go in there? In my case, I considered what are the things I get questions about more often. For instance, resources teachers names (music, art, P. E., etc.) and their contact info, the resources schedule, lunch time, dismissal procedures, how to access student's grades, classroom rules and expectations, and of course my email address.
So I decided to include this brochure in my Back to School packet. If you have bought this product in the past, all you have to do is update the file from your purchases section at TpT. It is editable, so can enter your own information, of course. Customized for Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grades.

Right below you can see what else is inside this editable product:

Here is a picture of the survival kits, just finished them recently. One more thing to cross out of my list!
Inside the bag you need to include the following items: tissue, band-aid, eraser, Life Saver, Hersey Hug, sticker, and a penny. I place these in each student's mail box, so they can find them when the do the Scavenger Hunt during "Meet your Teacher" night. However, you can also give this to them on their first day of school.

Thank you for reading, and hope you have a fantastic weekend!


  1. I LOVED reading your Spotlight! What an incredibly great idea to create a brochure for parents that includes all the important classroom info!! I love that you made it editable too, that's awesome! I bet it is such a huge help for the parents in your classroom! You have a lot of amazing resources in your Back to School pack, what a great tool to have!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your Spotlight, I had a great time reading it! I hope you have an incredible weekend, thanks so much for linking up!!

    Kindergarten Dragons

  2. How cute are your survival kits! Oh my gosh I love them! I also love your cute little leaflet, it's sure to grab their attention or even put it on their fridge for safe keeping! I loved your spotlight! :)

    Teaching Autism

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