One of the most nerve wracking parts of the first day of school is when the bell rings and it's time to go home. It always seems just a little more chaotic in that moment. My worst fear is letting Johnny get on the bus when he is supposed to walk home, or letting Jill walk home when Mom is picking her up. I start sweating just thinking about it:) I just want to make sure all 25 get home safe and sound. I have found the best way to remember, and help them remember how they are getting home is to put a little label on the front of their shirt. So, I created these cute labels to help remind me how they are getting home. If there is any added information I need like a bus number, who they are carpooling with, or if they are supposed to wait for an older sibling, I just jot it down with a bright Sharpie on the label before I stick it on their shirt. You can print these out on Avery Labels (5163).
Click here to download the "I ride a bike" label.
Click here to download the "I ride on a bus" label.
Click here to download the "I ride in a car" label.
Click here to download the "I walk" label.
I have also included a fun way to make sure parents and students are clear with each other on the mode of transportation home. I have them fill out this graph at our Open House the night before school starts. I just put it under my document camera and project it onto the whiteboard. The kids love writing their names on my whiteboard:) We can use the graph the next day for some morning math as well as a reminder. If you don't have a document camera you can just stick it on a clipboard for them to fill out.