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Sep 13, 2011

Back to School Night Template

Back to School Night is fast approaching!  In fact, I only have about 48 hours left to finalize the PowerPoint  presentation for parents and pull all the materials together. A project that always seems to take way more time that it probably should. So, I am wondering how much time all of my blogger friends spend preparing for their "Big Night"?

In any case, my teaching partner, who by the way is totally FABULOUS, shared her ABCs of First Grade handout with me...which I loved.  I am guessing many of you use a similar type handout as I saw several variations all over the Internet - both on classroom websites and teacher blogs, especially at the primary level. So, I thought, "Why not create a presentation that matched up. "  So, once again I got right to work!

The template is now complete and available in my TPT store.  

 Enjoy and Happy Teaching!


  1. WOW, I get to be the FIRST comment! This looks SO cool! I just had my Back to school night tonight. :)

  2. oops, I guess leaving my email would help :) haha

  3. I just found your blog and I must say it's one of my new favorites! Thank you for sharing the slides-absolutely adorable!

  4. You are so creative! Thanks for sharing. I did an ABC pamphlet for my Open House last night but I love this idea for next year!

    2B Honey Bunch

  5. AnonymousMay 23, 2012

    THANK YOU! This is so adorable and I can't wait to make it work for my BTSN presentation!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing! This is exactly what I was looking for!

  7. you are spending way too much time on BTS night. Through the years I have found that parents want it short and sweet. The also don't want to be overwhelmed with information. I talk for 20-30 min. max and give parents a short handout while I have mine in my hand. Power Point?! No way.

  8. Our Back to School Night is schedule to be 1 hour. This really helped me to cover everything I needed to during that time and stay on task. The parents have a handout that matches to follow along and take home.