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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Back to School Night

We have our annual "Back to School Night" coming up soon. If your classroom is like mine, there tends to be quite a variety of people rushing in for our ten minute presentations about the class.....Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, students and most years, the young siblings of my junior high students. Geeze, how thrilling for a pre-school child, to go to older brother or cousins classes.....rushing here and there through the crowds, in one room and soon to rush out to another B-O-R-I-N-G place......

Anyhow, I have found over the years, many appreciative adults in my classes when I ask their youngin' if they'd like some crayons, paper to color on or a picture to color. This gives the wee ones something to do, helps them endure the grueling pace of "Back to School Night" at someplace they probably have never been and helps the other parents and myself not be disrupted as often as could happen by tired, cranky, BORED little ones. There are lots of coloring pages you can print from a variety of websites ( just do a Google or whatever is your search engine of choice) on an "images" search for coloring pages or coloring books. Or buy a couple of cheap coloring books at a nearby 99-cent store and tear out a few pages for the kiddies that are dragged along on a visit to your class. Crayons are easy enough to obtain too.....some stores practically give them away during "back to school" sales times....

Oh, this works well if wee ones are brought to parent-teacher-student conferences too.

Have a Good "Back to School Night" when your school has theirs!

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