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Daily Snapshots

As a preschool teacher one of my biggest challenges is daily communication with my students’ parents. I send home weekly emails, but  I feel it is important for parents to know, on a daily basis, what we discussed at circle time, what books were read and what activities students were engaged in during free play. While providing parents with this information is very important sharing it in a timely manner can be difficult.

We have a message board and we try to jot notes throughout the day. This is helpful, but what the parents really want is to see pictures of their children. We take a lot of pictures and do a lot of documenting, but in the past sharing these pictures has been time consuming. This past month we started using Hp Social Media Snapshot sticky backed photo paper with our new Envy 5660 printer and suddenly this process has become much easier. We click, we print, we stick!

The teachers have all downloaded the HP app for wireless printing and print pictures throughout the day. Each day we take at least one picture during: free play, circle time, outside play, story time and snack. These pictures are posted and when parents come to pick up they can see what happened throughout the day.

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As a cooperative preschool we have at least one parent in the classroom with us each day, so the parents have also downloaded the app and they take more candid pictures which they also post and share.

At the end of each day these pictures are put in a binder creating a log of our weeks, months and year at preschool. .

If you would like to check out HP Social Media Snapshot paper Staples has a Buy One Get One free offer now through October 31.

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What would you click then stick?

*This post is part of a sponsored campaign with HP and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Lady and the Tramp Spaghetti dinner

Every year the preschool I work at hosts a Spaghetti dinner.  The school is transformed into a small Italian restaurant, the teachers cook and act as waitstaff and current families and alumni quickly fill all available reservation spots.

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Seeing the transformation from preschool to restaurant is magical for the kids.  They walk down the “secret steps,” a set of stairs they are not normally allowed to use, and are completely mesmerized by the transformation of their classroom.

Because of this bit of magic it was only fitting that this year we decided to show our Disney Side throughout the evening.**IMG_2642

We took our inspiration from Lady and the Tramp and sticking with the classical characters, sprinkled bits of Disney throughout.   The staff all wore something Disney – a small Mickey tattoo, a Goofy tie, Mini Mouse shoelaces – in addition to something that showed our school spirit.  Because while we love Disney we were there to show our love for our little school as well.IMG_2630

When families checked in we gave them a Disney luggage tag with a number on it.

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During each seating we held a drawing and gave away school themed and Disney themed prizes – many of the great prizes were from the amazing package I received courtesy of MomSelect and Disney Side @Home Celebration.

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On the tables, along with Disney word searches and coloring books, we had cards with Disney trivia and school trivia.  This brought a lot of laughs and the kids had a great time learning Disney facts and facts about their teachers and community.

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It was a great evening and we had a ton of fun combining two things that we love – our little school and Disney.

**I received free products in order to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own.