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Hey Friends!
I'm off to my happy place for a few days. I have fallen in love with this resort and lucky for me it's just a few hours drive away.

I will be spending the next four days floating around the lazy river with an adult beverage or two.  I have not turned my teacher/school/blog/tpt brain off since school ended in June, so I'm going to try my best to actually just relax. I'll be coming back just in time to get into school early to start setting up. What??


So, before I leave, I've dusted off this vintage post from last year for those of you who may not have seen it. See you soon!


Ever opened a wedding/birthday/retirement party invite and a pile of obnoxious confetti falls all over your floor? Yeah, don't you just love that stuff? Oh, not so much?  I pretty much despise it. Well, I used to anyway until I came across this super cute idea last summer! Now I find myself picking it up off tables at birthday parties and shaking envelopes before I open them! (ok, not quite that obsessive...)

How darling is this?


I claim no ownership to this poem. I found it during some web scouring last year and the copy I have doesn't have a name. So if it's yours, thank you and please take proper credit! The poem is kind of hard to read in the picture, this is it:


We have a meet and greet the Friday before the start of school and I hand one to each kid. There are lots of  ways to present this but I like this way because it's closed up and I think it encourages the kids to really wait till Sunday night to read it. I have a little paper punch that makes two slits, but you can just as easily use a regular hole punch and tie it closed (or heck, just staple it!).

The confetti in mine is in little zippered jewelry bags that I got in the craft aisle at Wal-mart. A pack comes w/100 so you can easily split it with a friend. The confetti is from there too. One bag goes a looooong way!

Click here to get a free copy for your kiddies!
Here it is for a Tuesday, WednesdayThursday  or Friday start, too!
Edited to add: Here it is in Word if you need to make changes. I'm not sure if the font will get all wonky, but you can play around with it :)
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74 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh is this the cutest thing ever!!! Thanks for sharing:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  2. I do something like this, too, Denise! Only I call it Jitter Glitter and I just put glitter in a little bag like that--so we all have it in our hair the first day of school!
    Krissy
    Mrs.Miner’s Monkey Business

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  3. This is ADORABLE!! Thank you SO much for sharing- I am all over this idea for back to school night!

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  4. I love this idea! Thanks!

    I like Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business having it for Jitter Glitter, too! How cool!

    Melly <><
    Second Grade Strategies

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  5. This is so cute! Sadly I won't see my students before the first day... but I will hang onto this for the future!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  6. Loving it!!!!! I am going to mail mine to my kiddos, I hope.

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  7. So glad you guys like it! I fell in love with the idea, so darn cute. I think special little touches like this go a long way with parents and the kids when you are establishing yourself with them at the start of the year :)

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  8. What an adorable idea!! As a mommy, this just pulled at my heart strings for I know my young son would eat this up and is already starting to show some "worries" about having to move up to a new grade, teacher, and friends! Thanks for sharing! I LOVE IT!

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  9. i need your email address because YOU WON!! =)

    mrs tabb

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  10. I definitely want to do this but I have one question... I ADORE the clip art on the cover, but we start to school on Tuesday so I'd like to be able to edit the day? Would it be possible to get a copy of this in a format that I can edit? Thank you - Jenn Oyler

    mrsjennoyler@gmail.com
    www.seriouslyprimary.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi Jenn,
    I'll email you a copy in Word :)
    Let me know if you have any trouble with it.
    Enjoy!

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  12. This is a great idea! I usually send my students a note before school starts but love to hand this out before school starts at the short open house the Thursday before. What about the kids that don't come to that night? Do they just miss out? Have you ever mailed them home?

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  13. I have mailed them. Sometimes I'll ask if anyone knows or lives near the family and other teachers have dropped it off for me :)

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  14. ADORABLE! I am so "borrowing"!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing!!!! :)

    Castles and Crayons

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  15. Denise - you are absolutely AWESOME!!!! Thank you - thank you - thank you!!!! Thanks for taking the time & energy to email it to me.... You rock.... I'm heading to TPT now to repay the favor.... ;) Literally... hehehe....
    Jenn O.
    Seriously Primary

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  16. I loved this idea! What a sweet way to help those children that may be apprehensive about school.
    I am following you!
    Linda
    ateacherstouch.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm following you now and I had also run across this idea in my blog searches! I planned on stuffing stationary envelopes and handing them to each kid at our Meet the Teacher night!

    Such a cute idea!!
    -Jaime

    williamswhizkidz.blogspot.com

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  18. Thanks for linking up. I did this last year and I love it! I really like your idea of sealing it up.

    Jodi
    Fun-in-first.blogspot.com

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  19. would it be possible to send me the word doc or file that can be edited? We dont always start on a Monday so I may need to change the day of the week on the cover.

    thank you

    jennygollup@gmail.com

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  20. Hi everyone! So glad you all like this as much a I do!!
    I went ahead and added the Word doc link too in case anyone else needs to make changes. Enjoy!!

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  21. I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    +Teaching Happily Ever After
    ~Creative Teaching with a Technology Twist~

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  22. I also do ready confetti! The kids love it and so do the parents! It's funny..I am usually hearing that they are still finding confetti a few days after. lol
    Tammy
    Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

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  23. I am so excited! This may be the cutest thing I have ever seen! THANK YOU for sharing!
    Maya

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  24. Oh.my.goodness!!! That is just precious. I am definitely going to steal and use this year. So stinkin' cute! THANKS!

    Sarah
    Kindergarten Korner

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  25. This is precious! I am going to steal your idea for my third graders! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. I love this! I shared it with my teaching partners and we would love to do it with our little guys, but we start school on a Thursday. Can I get a copy in word so we can change the start day on it?

    Thanks so much!
    coxm1@urbandale.k12.ia.us

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  27. LOVE THIS! This is my first year and I'd love to send this home from Open House, though, I too, need to change the day. Could you e-mail me a copy as well? Thanks so much!!

    joannachamilton@hotmail.com

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  28. I'm probably missing something, but I don't see the link to the word doc. I'd like to have it for editing purposes.
    randeeschatz@hotmail.com
    How about them apples?

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  29. Randee,
    Look at the second to last line - click where it says "here it is in word".
    It doesn't look nearly as cute, but you can play around with it :)

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  30. I love this idea. I may just use it this year. Thanks for linking up and sharing.
    Fun 2B in First

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  31. This is darling! It will be the perfect thing to hand out at our Back-to-School night!
    Christie :)
    First Grade Fever

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  32. I LOVE this----wonderful!

    Mrs.Davis
    http://firstgradeandfabulous.blogspot.com

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  33. Thank you so much! I've taught 12 years and have never seen this. It's always so fun to do something new! Thanks again!

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  34. I love this idea! Can you please email me a copy on Word so I can edit it? Thank you soooooo much!! tariffh@gmail.com

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  35. I see you provided it in Word, but I also noticed that someone thanked you for sending you a Tuesday start date where you revised it to say "on Monday night..." If you wouldn't mind emailing that one to me, I'd be so appreciative!!!! dbs0786@gmail.com

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  36. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea of the note & confetti before school starts! I couldn't edit it for our Thursday start. Could you please send it to me in word? THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
    uggerus@fargo.k12.nd.us

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  37. I know this is an old post, but I wanted to let you know that I used your template today to make ready confetti cards. Thanks for sharing!

    Nicole
    http://primaryteachingresources.blogspot.com

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  38. Denise- I love this idea! I used it this year with my new group of kiddos. I shared photos on my blog. I also linked your page! Thanks for the awesome idea!

    Mindy
    http://mrswolf111.blogspot.com/2011/08/welcome-to-school-letter.html

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  39. I love it! We are having Meet the Teacher next year for the first time. Thanks for sharing!

    Bertha
    http://mrspereasclass.blogspot.com/

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  40. Holy Cow that is darling!!!!! Ok now I've added an additional things to my to-do list at the beginning of school. Thanks Denise!
    jeannie
    www.kindergartenlifestyle.blogspot.com

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  41. Thanks so much for doing it for the different start days. I teach PreK and we have a staggard start schedule so this is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  42. I LOVE your idea! But could you please email it to me so I may edit it! Ive been scouring the internet for fun ideas being a first year kinder teacher come fall
    siearah@gmail.com
    Sarah

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  43. Thank you so much for sharing!! I LOVE this so much!


    Sweet Honey in 2nd

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  44. Your resort reminds me of a place we stayed on the big island in Hawaii.

    I'm headed for the Rockies for 5 days! We've had a month of over 100 degree days, so I'm ready for wearing a sweatshirt and sitting on the patio ...while drinking wine...and not whining about the hot weather.

    When I get back it will be crunch time for school...kids come on Aug. 13th.


    Pat

    A Time to Share & Create


    MY WEBSITE

    Fabulous 4th Grade

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  45. Have fun on your vacay! Looks like a place you won't want to come home from! Thanks for the poem. Great idea! Are you still writing your newsletter? I haven't gotten one in a while so I wondered if I was removed from the list for some reason or if you just hadn't made one in a while.
    Patty
    Prutenba@sturgisps.org

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  47. I am following your blog

    keandrad@ymail.com

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  48. I am following your blog

    keandrad@ymail.com

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  49. I want to go to your happy place sometime... looks heavenly! Hope you enjoyed the break :)

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  50. Hi! I am a new follower through the hop and I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award! Come to my blog and check it out!
    Lesa-s.blogspot.com

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  51. Where is this resort in your photo? I want to go!

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  52. I would love a WORD copy! :)
    karrjc@troup.org

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  53. I love your confetti poem! I will have to send it to my students this year!

    Shelly

    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

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  54. L love this idea for my pre-k students! They come to visit me on Friday and I would love to give each one some magic confetti. I need to edit it, but would love to use your clip art. Can you send it to me in a word file. Thanks!

    Mpinillos9@gmail.com

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  55. Thanks you SO MUCH for sharing! I just got finished making my set for meet the teacher and I can't wait to hear my kiddos talk about it our first day of school!

    Lindsay
    For the Love of First Grade

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  56. You are the best, ever! Thank you!

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  57. I love this idea! My son was a little nervous at the start of school today. He would have really enjoyed this.

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  58. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! I would love to send it! We start on a Thursday but the Thursday link above says Wednesday. I checked the others too. Any chance you could make a Thursday pdf?
    carriemink@verizon.net
    I HAVE TO SEND IT!!

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  63. I so love this sweet poem. Thank you so much for sharing. I am sure my students and parents will enjoy their first reading assignment.

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  64. Help! I have tried downloading the Wednesday start version and I keep getting an error. Can you send it to me to via email to gripper693@msn.com? I would greatly appreciate it. Can't wait to share this with my team!

    Sharon

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  65. We made these last year for our Firsties and they were a big hit. Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Precious! What a sweet idea! I'm definitely borrowing this idea!

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  67. Precious! What a sweet idea! I'm definitely borrowing this idea!

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  68. Thank you for the fantastic printable. The great thing is that it is available for all the days. I would be linking your post on my blog www.spoonfulsofkindergarten.blogspot.com. Thank you one again

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