Yes, I know this year is not even over yet... we still have a FEW more days, but I really like to try to get everything ready for next year that I KNOW I'm going to use all year or pass out in the beginning of the year. I'm crazy, but I just know how my beginning of year is, so I try to alleviate that stress as much as possible.
For the parents, I like to send some of the same things each year....
My Parent Survey (it's free!). I keep this in my communication folder.
This is what I send home so that I can take pictures for my blog. I know it has my information on it, but if you need it for something else, then maybe you can use it as a template. Click HERE to download it.
And I send this home so that I can show some movies that are apparently PG. Click HERE to download it.
I've printed up more name tags and library pockets for my desk pockets
(check out THIS post of why I use library pockets on my desks!)... I like to use my Blue and Green Classroom theme (kind of like the ocean and sky, right!?) but I have other color schemes in my store!
I already have my calendar pieces done...but I'm getting ready all the pages that I want to use IN the calendar bundle. Check out my post on the calendar bundle HERE.
And I had my students get our Numbers Every Day folders ready for the beginning of year for next year. We take out the pages we've been using at the end of the year and put in the first pages for next year. Check out my post on my Numbers Every Day pack HERE.
I've also sent my Spelling Journals to the Print Shop.
I'm opting to use these this year instead of doing my phonics notebook, only because it's my first year in First grade AND at my new school, so I want to see what they can handle before I dive in full force! haha. But I used my Phonics Notebook this year and LOVED it...You can check that out HERE.
I've also sent my Vocabulary Journals to our print shop (I like send things to the print shop because they copy off a whole class set, with a cover and back cover AND bind them with a spiral thingy.... to me, NOT having to do it is worth me paying for it! lol) Check out my vocabulary Journals HERE.
I also have copied off all the writing pages and family notes for our Monthly Family Projects! IF I have enough time, I might even get frisky and run off all the templates for the crafts!
I also got ready our Time Capsules for next year. I do these EVERY year... and EVERY year, I LOVE how they come out! You can get the updated version for next year! Check out my post on this freebie HERE.
I always love how these turn out! Check out how I keep them nice and organized on THIS post.
OH! AND I got a subscription to Nat Geo.. LITTLE Kids! I got an email from Plum District, and snagged up the offer! Click the picture to get the deal... and don't forget to use the code natgeo2 when you check out to get an extra $2 off!
I also have started making my summer lists....
I've since added more to the lists, but you can get the point, right!? I wish I was one of the people that could take the WHOLE summer off... but nope. I've even signed up for 2 one week classes to take.
I think it's funny that before the end has even come, I ALWAYS think about how to begin next year. Do you do that!? Well, just in case you are, I'm going to giveaway a pack from this post! You can choose one pack of your choice. Just enter with the rafflecopter below!
If you don't want to wait around to see if you win, I'm throwing a sale! Everything listed in this post is on sale in my store until Monday night! Check out my TpT store!