EARLY PREP FOR BACK TO SCHOOL IN A SNAP


I don't know about you, but once July comes around, I already start thinking about and prepping for Back to School. One of the first things I do before my new kiddos ever step foot into my classroom is send them a postcard welcoming them and letting them know how excited I am to have them in my room.

I believe this is a great way to relieve some of their anxiety and help them feel comfortable and wanted even before we meet.



It's important to me to have my welcome postcards prepared and ready to mail out a couple of weeks before school starts.  I use a template I made a few years ago that I LOVE. I think you might too!!





One of the best things about using this template is how easy and quick it is to make and address a postcard for every student. Once you have your class list, you can download and duplicate the postcard template on which you are able to edit and type each individual student's name and address (two on each page).



You can also change the grade on the front of the postcard to match the grade you teach. It really takes no time at all!



When you finish addressing for each student, simply print unto card stock (postcard weight), making sure the front and back are aligned to print each postcard properly.



Now just cut around each one with either a scissors or paper cutter.




Add a stamp where it belongs on each one and save them in a safe place all ready to send out when your teacher life is starting to get oh so very busy once again.  It will be one less thing you need to worry about, and your kids will love getting a welcoming note in the mail from their loving teacher!  



For taking the time to read this far, I have for you a FREE Back-to-School postcard template below (and remember, it can be changed to any grade - the text is editable).  A letter option is also included.  
Just click on the image to download it.




You can also click on the pictures here to see more Back- to-School Resources for K-2 your kids and parents will love.

     
                           

If you haven't yet started to think about preparing for back-to-school, kudos to you.  You deserve a break, so enjoy your time away for a while longer.

                               



14 comments

  1. I love your postcards! So cute! Great idea!

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  2. These ars soooo cute! Thanks! Happy Christmas in JULY! Wendy 1stgradefireworks

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  3. I love these postcards! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Great ideas! I love your beautiful photos and products!

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  5. Anita, thank you so much for those cute welcome post cards!!! I know kids will be so excited to meet their teacher after getting such a special note!
    Peggy @ Primary Flourish

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  6. These are so cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I never thought about printing my own postcards-what a great idea! I always send a welcome letter right before school starts, but this might be a great thing to do in the next couple of weeks just to say hi. Thanks for sharing!-Lisa

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  8. OMG I love your freebie Anita! As usual, awesome idea! Thank you for sharing! :D
    Mrs. Nicolau
    Brinca Into Bilingual!

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  9. LOVE the idea of prepping ahead of time and LOVE the postcard idea! As a momma to three elementary aged kids I know HOW THRILLED they would be to get some mail from their new teacher!!! Fabulous!

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  10. What a cute and great idea! Thank you!

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