Making a great Open House for parents is actually pretty easy with all the tools and technology today. I like to use simple scavenger hunts for students to help show their parents around the room. Taking pictures of families helps keep you busy and not be too available for any “parent conference” type of conversations. I direct parents to the conference sign up sheets. I also don’t let volunteers come in the room until after Open House. In kindergarten, this helps the kids learn the routine without relying on parents. Some teachers create easy slideshows to show rules, routines or student’s pictures. I usually have a few All About Me items out, including an All About Me Journal where the parents are encouraged to sit and write a note to their child at the end of the night. Students make Mini Me Persons that I tape to their chairs that help the room look adorable! Smile a lot, and show off what you have helped their children learn in the short amount of time they have been with you.
Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway. Over 4,000 of you entered and could use some Gift Card Love! We will do another Give Card Giveaway near the holidays. Remember today (Aug. 1st), and tomorrow is the HUGE TpT sale! Get all those goodies you have been waiting for in your Wish List for this school year. Visit my store at Teacher’s Brain Store!
***BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY*** Teachers… I have teamed together with some other awesome teacher authors to help start your school year off with some money in your pockets. Who knows…it could be YOU that earns the right to BOAST! Enter to WIN 4 awesome gift cards from Teachers Pay Teachers, Target, Erin Condren or Starbucks!!
Directions to WIN:
1. Follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram.
2. Like the giveaway post.
3. Tag three teaching friends.
4. Click the link in the profile to enter the giveaway! (Link goes live July 26th thru the 28th)
Link: Back to School Giveaway Link
I couldn’t be more excited to have the support of some fan”flippin”tastic teacher authors who are inspiring me along my Teachers Pay Teachers adventure. They are:
Tori Johnson from Teach with Tori
The girls from It All Started with Flubber
Lisa Taylor from Teaching the Stars
Shelly Appletastic Rees
You can follow all the links to their stores to follow their educational products. Don’t forget to follow me, Teacher’s Brain too! Hope this helps you develop a great start to your school year!