Our Open House is tonight. It seems as though we just started!!! We’ve had just enough time to complete some writing prompts, make a couple class books and get crafty. Open House can be a little hectic and chaotic unless you have a plan. This year I’m continuing my tradition of a little scavenger hunt around our classroom. I even lead the families to other important areas of our school. (Library, gym, art, music, and the lunchroom)
One little task that I love having the parents complete is viewing the Welcome Back PowerPoint. I also email the powerpoint and link it our website for parents who were unable to attend. This Welcome Back PowerPoint makes it easier to relay my classroom expectations and procedures to the families. It presents parents with classroom expectations, grading policies, home connection, homework, special events, etc. I’m putting it on sale for $2 until Sunday if you’re in the market for a cute powerpoint.
I also love having little treats for the students and parents. Who doesn't love little gifts?
This year I’m really focusing on the student’s attitude and willingness to learn. I’ve been telling my students “You can’t be a smart cookie, with a crummy attitude.” I attached a chocolate chip cookie to this label. It’s a free download along with the apple poem.
While at Open House, I make sure all parents are signed up for Remind 101. If you still haven’t checked out this awesome tool, I highly suggest it.The last station is an estimation jar. The families make an educated guess together. The following day we count the items and I send home a prize to the family that was the closest.