January 2009


Welcome Kit

Here is a “Welcome Kit” that will win the hearts of children and parents! Place the following items in a gift sack or zip bag along with the note.

Welcome Kit

(You may need to adapt some of these objects to the age of your students.)

cotton ball Hershey’s kiss sticker
rubber band penny tissue
gold star band aid Life Saver
gold thread eraser  

“Welcome to your new classroom. Each item in this bag has a special meaning for you!”

*The cotton ball is to remind you that this room is full of kind words and warm feelings.
*The chocolate kiss is to remind you that I care about you.
*The sticker is to remind you that we will all need to stick together and help each other.
*The rubber band is to remind you to hug someone.
*The penny is to remind you that you are valuable and special.
*The tissue is to remind you to help dry someone’s tears.
*The star is to remind you to shine and always try your best.
*The bandage is to remind you to heal hurt feelings in your friends and yourself.
*The gold thread is to remind you that friendship ties our hearts together.
*The eraser is to remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and that is okay.
*The Life Saver is to remind you that you can always come to me if you need someone to help you.

With love, (Teacher’s Signature)

TLC for Parents

Put the note below in an envelope with a cotton ball and tea bag and send it home to the parents the first day of school.

Dear Parents,

Thank you for entrusting your child to me. I promise to do my best every day to be your child’s companion in learning.

Sit down, relax, and have a cup of tea. Hold the cotton ball in your hand to remind you of the gentle spirit of your child. I know we will have a wonderful year as we learn and grow together!

Sincerely, (Teacher’s Name)

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