This is my first year teaching and our orientation isn't until the second week of school. I talked to my mentor about sending out leters to the parents. She said that we have letters already made where we just input info about ourselves and we include that at the orientation night. She reccomended sending out postcards addressed to the individual student. I think this is a great idea, but it is such a small space to write. Does anyone do the postcards? If you do, what do you write? I have already addressed them, I just want some feedback on what to write. I was thinking something like this: (The front says, "Let's Learn, Can't wait to see you at school!") Dear Student, Welcome to the first grade! I cain't wait to see you in room 1A on August 17th! Should I add more? I was thinking about adding a cute little phrase about coming to school ready to learn with a smile. Any advice would be great!