It's really nice being able to meet parents and family members before the kiddos come on their own. Sometimes first graders 'think' they know how they are getting home until 3:00 rolls around and they suddenly don't remember if they are going to ride the bus, walk, or get picked up in mom's car! :)
I try to spend at least a few minutes with each family to answer any questions, reassure my new kiddos that first grade is really going to be awesome, and ask a few questions myself.
I also like to give my kiddos a little treat so that they feel more comfortable in their new classroom and look forward to coming back! I have a Rock Star theme (and polka dots too) so I created these little tags below:
These tags can definitely be used with any theme though!!
You can download them for free in my TpT store or my TN shop by clicking on the links!
I put a hole punch in the corner and then attach a glow stick. I did this last year and my kiddos LOVED it!
I have one for the girls and one for the boys. I have these tags all ready to go. I wait and attach the glow sticks right before the kiddos come in so they last longer.
And you can get the glow sticks at the Dollar Store!! I bought packages of 7 for $1 which I thought was a great deal.
I love using these for Meet and Greet, but they could easily be used anytime throughout the year.
Hope you enjoy them! :)