I can't believe Back-to-School season is upon us again already! Where did the summer go??? In honor of all the "First days of School," I am sharing one of my favorite little freebies.
I love sharing these sweet little "Welcome Back" notes with my students! When I first designed them, my day revolved around multiple small-group classes. I had students coming to me from other classrooms all over our school. While we established great relationships within our small groups, I sometimes felt like it took a while to get to that point; I only saw them for 45 minutes each day, and it usually took a couple of weeks before we started having classes consistently due to initial testing, scoring, and grouping that took place after school started. I hoped these little notes would be a great way to reach out to my students and personalize their experience with me, even before they came to me for their first day of class.
I think anyone, in any classroom setting, could put these to good use: send them as postcards, use them on the first day of school, or include them in meet-the-teacher night packets! I have created them in an editable format, each with three text boxes that can be adapted to feature any information needed. They're also available in four different color schemes (including a black-and-white version) with three different clipart embellishments on each, providing 12 different note templates in all! The best part is that you can grab them for free in the Tally Tales TPT store! Hop on over, and grab a set. I hope they will be useful for you!