Meet the Teacher with Pete the Cat

You know my love for all things Pete! My students adore him and his fun stories year after year. This year for meet the teacher night, I wanted to mix things up a bit and do a theme. Thankfully, a Pete the Cat theme wasn’t too hard to incorporate thanks to Learn 365 from Oriental Trading. Below you can see how I used a lot of the items from bulletin board sets from their website to incorporate into my meet the teacher theme. Best part, I can reuse them for class decor during the year (class tour coming!).

Of course a classroom door is in order. I got the button decals and Pete on his skateboard from the Learn 365 website.
Photo backdrops are so fun for Meet the Teacher night! Parents can snap pictures of their kiddos, or you can snap pictures for your classroom. I love to use pictures to help my students learn each other’s names and to set up a display for their work. I used the fadeless clouds paper, shoe cut-outs (stringed on garland), musical notes, blow up guitar, and sunglasses for the photo booth set up – all from Learn 365. With all their pictures, I plan to make a “Rockin’ in Our School Shoes” class book.
The garland for the backdrop was super simple to make! I just punched holes in the shoes and strung some string through. Shoe cut-outs are from Learn 365 at Oriental Trading. Easy Peasy!
Depending on your school, parent donations might be necessary. I got these little Pete’s from the Pete class jobs bulletin board set from Learn 365 at Oriental Trading. Since I don’t need all of them I decided to use some of them to write down some supplies we always run out of throughout the year. It would be super easy to laminate them so you can write with a dry-erase marker and reuse them. Parents are usually happy to help!
 Meet the Teacher night is usually crazy. Parents want time to talk to you, so setting up a little coloring station is easy and gives you some one on one time with the parents. These coloring masters came with one of the Pete the Cat sets from Learn 365, so I just made some copies and set out crayons for coloring.
Please note: While I did receive these item at no cost, all opinions in this post are 100% my own.
When I found these little shoe keychains at Oriental Trading, I was ecstatic! What could be more perfect for students to take home after meet the teacher night?! I made some tags to go with the shoes that you can grab here for FREE!
I can’t wait to share my Class Tour with you in a few short weeks!

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