Back To School Packet

I wanted to do something different for my Back to School night packet this year and through Pinterest, I found an idea on First Grade Fairy Tales that I loved! I created 26 of these and just like Kelly said on First Grade Fairy Tales, you will have to mess around with the folds and spacing of the words until you figure it out.  I typed out everything I wanted to include, printed it out and then cut and pasted it on 5 sheets of white paper.  I would use re-positionable tape because you will have to move things around a few times to get them just right.  All of a sudden, it will come together.  Then you just copy each page back to back and put two staples right in the middle!

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on September 4, 2012, in Back to School Night. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Ginny Scarbrough

    Very pretty and useful way to publish your information! I wanted to share that I have my kindergarden packet from 1960 and it was published in a very similar format! The pages have faded, but the folding it the same! When I saw yours I was excited, but there is truly nothing new under the sun! (I am 57) I keep my booklet in my first grade classroom as a momento!


  2. I’m so glad you made this !! So many people were asking how and like you said, it’s just trial and error. I hope it worked out well for your parents & thanks for stopping by ! 🙂

    First Grade Fairytales


  3. I am so excited to try this!


  4. Jill June 24th….I love the idea of the Parent Handbook packet. If you could send me a copy that would be awesome. (in maryland teaching 1st grade)
    Thanks so much


    • Hi Jill,
      I wish I had a copy to send you! I had to create this flip book the old fashioned cut and paste way. There was no easy way to get it to all layed out using the computer (yet!), but I’m still working on it! 😉

      Kristen 🙂


  5. Awesome! What font is that?


  6. I’m going to do this with 8th graders !! I do foldables like this anyways, may as well have them create their own “syllabus foldable”. Much more interesting and engaging than me going through a regular print out syllabus with them the first day of school !!


  7. Tamara Harris

    I found this website to help make the flip chart: this helps


  8. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. I just put together my template for one for my class this coming school year!!


  9. Ms. Stodghill :)

    Did you print front and back? I would love to see a picture of it opened to one page to get a better idea.


  10. Miranda Perez

    This is a great idea! Would you mind sharing what you put in each section? I’d like to get ideas and then customize to fit my needs.


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