It’s almost time to go back to school! It’s been a while since we’ve been in the classroom, and your back to school night may look a little different this year. No matter if you’re meeting parents and your new students in person or conducting a “virtual open house”, a back to school flipbook is the way to go!
Try using a flipbook for back to school night this fall! Here are some tips to share all the info parents and students need before school starts.
Keep track of all those distance learning passwords.
Whether your students are at home full-time or just doing some partial distance learning, there are definitely logins and passwords to remember. You may have Zoom, Seesaw, Class Dojo, Google Classroom (and other GAFE resources), and various other applications and websites for your students to go online and learn.
Teachers certainly get overwhelmed with all the logons, but imagine how frustrating that can be for parents and students! Since the flipbook template is completely editable, you can include a technology page or pages for each platform you’ll focus on this year. It’s also a great place to include additional links like your class or school websites.
Be prepared for a virtual open house.
You don’t have to host a formal back to school night to share the back to school flipbook. This open house resource is now digital! Even if distance learning keeps back to school night online, you can still share the same organized resources with your students and parents.
Made on Google Slides, this presentation is so easy to embed in your website or simply share to Google Classroom, Class Dojo, or Seesaw. There are 8 editable fill-and-go slides, so everything you would include in the traditional paper flipbook can go digital!
Be flexible on your flipbook distribution.
Maybe your school is not hosting a back to school night this year, and your students and parents have limited access to technology! It’s OK. You can still distribute the back to school night flipbook that will have everything students and parents need to know for the new school year on or offline.
Share your contact information, daily schedule, expectations, technology info, any materials needed, and more. You can send the flipbook home on the first day of school if students attend in-person school, share it in your at-home distance learning packet, or even mail the flipbook to the student’s home. You’ll want your families to get all the information they need for a successful school year.
Bonus Tip: Keep it handy all year long!
You’ll want your parents to have access to this back to school flipbook all year long! Be sure to print it on brightly colored paper that they cannot miss, and stick a small magnet to the back. Then, parents can put the flipbook on the fridge to refer to all the classroom information they need from August to June!
There are a lot of unknowns going into the school year. Don’t let your back to school night plans be another thing to cause you stress. In fact, back to school night can be easier than ever with a back to school night flipbook that you can use printed or digtially if your open house goes virtual. Welcome your students and their families back to school with this resource perfect for in-school or distance learning!