This past Tuesday our school had our Meet The Teacher Day in kindergarten. During this time, we got 50 minutes alone in our classrooms with the parents. I had their undivided attention as I went over procedures, curriculum, and then had them to fill out necessary paper work. This year, I decided I would end this time with a read aloud. I chose The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing. It is a great little story with familiar rhyming text. It ends in such a way that I actually had parents dabbing their eyes as they thought about their little darlings going to school for the first time. It was truly a precious moment. After I read the story, I gave each parent a little survival kit: It was a sandwich reclosable baggy filled with a pack of tissue, an inexpensive magnet clip, a few Hershey Hugs, and my school business card magnet (I just bought some business size magnets and put the cards on those). Well, I have to say the parents absolutely loved it! I even had a parent say to me the next day how it "sealed the deal" for her when I read the story. I took that to mean that she felt comfortable knowing I was going to be her child's teacher. Well, here is a freebie with a few forms to help you with your Meet the Teacher day. After I made the survival kits, I created a poem that could be used to attach to each kit.