Now, do I have any idea as to what I'm doing? Maybe not! But the PTA and room mom brainstorm meetings sure do help! With Christmas around the corner I wanted to share what I have learned so far.
So, at the beginning of the year its the room moms responsibility to put together the class directory. This really is a great resource for parents, especially when it comes to mailing Christmas cards or birthday invites (you are not allowed to send either with your child into school). Here is the template I used:
You will also need to know what each family is able to contribute to the class. You can not ask for money from your families but you can ask for supplies, snacks and their time. This is the form I used to help figure out who I could call based on the classrooms need:
I then made a form for the Teacher and each supportive staff to fill out (parapros, therapists, etc.) I also included a copy of these into each students classroom directory.
And then finally I thought it would be a good idea for the parents to help their little ones fill out an "All About Me" worksheet for their new teacher. I like this one:
Stayed tuned for more on my adventures of a first time room mom!