How to use the website vistaprint.com as a tool to enhance parent communication in the classroom.
What is Vista Print? Vista Print is a website where you can order many useful, personalized items for your classroom for FREE plus the cost of shipping.
What types of things can you order from Vista Print?
- Personalized Note Pads
- Rules Posters
- Personalized Business Cards
- Personalized Brochures
- Personalized Magnets
- Personalized Postcards
- Personalized Rubber Stamps
- Personalized Post-It’s
- Personalized Labels
- Personalized T-shirts
- Personalized Mousepads
- Personalized Banners and Signs
- Much more!
You can see pictures of all the things I have created at Vista Print by viewing the slide show above, I have included descriptions for you below:
Rules Poster: This poster was created using images from Vista Print’s resource library, I also added one picture of my own. I display this poster in my large group area at the children’s eye level and refer to it often throughout the year. You can read all about the rules in our classroom on the Rules Page.
How to Prepare Your Child for Pre-K Brochure: We hand this out to parents at our Pre-K Registration in the spring and again when they come to orientation in August.
Personalized Business Cards: These are good to hand out to parents so they can keep your contact info with them at all times in case of emergencies. I also hand them out to colleagues at professional conferences.
Personalized Refrigerator Magnets: These are good to hand out to parents so they can keep your contact information in plain sight for quick access.
Notepads: I use these to write notes home to parents or to leave notes for colleagues when necessary.
Congratulations Postcards: I created several different postcards for different skills. Each time a child masters a certain skill he or she receives a Congratulations Postcard.
Pre-K Back-to-School Checklist: I place this checklist inside the Orientation Packet for parents and distribute it at our Pre-K Orientation event before school starts. The checklist includes everything that is necessary for the first day of school.
Thank You Postcards: The back is blank for a personal message. These come in very handy! Every time a student would bring me a gift I struggled to send home a Thank You note because I was too busy. Now I just grab a handy Thank You postcard, they come in packs of 250! The back side is blank so I can include a personal message.
Conference Reminders: I send these home to remind parents of their scheduled conference times.
Holiday Thank You Cards:These make great thank you cards at the holidays.
Vista Print in the Classroom Resources: