Stay Organized with Our BTS Basics

Every year teachers everywhere work to clean, organize, and decorate their classrooms to make an inviting space for students to return to.  We spend hours planning curriculum to engage our students and share our own passion for reading, writing, math, and all that our state standards mandate as need-to-know basics for our own grade level or department.

If you are at all like me, you also vow to keep student and parent info organized and at your fingertips.  In particular, I need help tracking student data, identifying important allergy information, managing expectations for students when there is a sub, and matching student names with parent names and emails.  This last one is critical with so many of our students coming from blended families or having a different last name than the parent.  And then there is the parent email that begins with something like "rockstardad," "fuzzywuzzy," "ophidiophobia," or "hooterchic04" (seriously, I do not need to know that you worked at Hooters when you were younger), or worse!  When I need to send a quick email to a particular parent, sometimes it's hard to identify which student matches with which {inventive} email name.

With our BTS Basics Bundle, we've created a bundle of BTS resources to help you START and STAY organized this year....always my own personal vow, so I imagine others are in the same organizationally-challenged boat.

Included, you'll find more than TWENTY different forms and BTS resources:

student information
parent/guardian contact information (2 versions)
student log-in information
student reading and math data forms (2 versions for each subject)
student allergy information
parent volunteer information
field trip permission slip check-off form
generic class check-off form (2 versions-use for everything!)
book order info (Scholastic – multiple options for paying)
parent-teacher conference info
student dismissal form (3 versions – one with blank headings for you to fill in)
parent donation labels for Meet-the-Teacher or Open House
good-calls-home log
absent student work form
substitute teacher information form
substitute teacher report back to teacher
student behavior forms (3 versions—lower/middle/upper elem.)
glow/grow student letter and form
glow/grow parent letter and form
classroom job checklist
BONUS – perfect attendance poster for your door (2 versions)
BONUS – Learning from Podcasts form

Not necessary, but fun—grab a pack of Astro-bright paper and print the student info forms on one bright color, print parent info forms on another, and {my favorite tip} print data sheets on your own or each student's favorite color just to make data collection and reporting a bit more fun and enticing.

This resource is offered at half off through the month of August to celebrate the BTS season.  Some of the included resources were freebies at first right here on our blog, or they were included in the newsletter we send our email subscribers, so please consider signing up for this if you like what you see here.

If you have any questions about how I use any of these resources, please reach out and ask via the "questions" tab on TPT or via email.  Be sure to leave feedback so you can earn TPT credits toward any future purchases on TPT, and please tag #itallstartedwithflubber if you post any pictures on social media showing this resource in use—you might win a $10 TPT gift card!

Thanks—and Happy BTS!