Getting closer to the first day of school and my room is almost ready to meet my little ones. This is always a hectic time preparing for the first day of school so today I want to help ease the planning with some Back To School night preparations. Together with my blogging buddies we are celebrating the start of school and the finale of our Linky Party by sharing Parent Night ideas!
I do not know about you but I tend to get the butterflies on this night. Public speaking always makes me nervous and I definitely loose some precious sleep the night before. So I came up with a way to help ease the Parent Night jitters!
As parents walk in my classroom I greet them with a little token of my appreciation...a small gift of some sort because we are all in this together right? We are a team and starting today we are working together to make learning fun! My husband is in the produce business so I usually have him bring home a box of fresh, juicy apples and I make cute little tags that I attach to each apple for the parents.
Another go to at Parent Night is I get all my materials ready before I speak. Take home folders, class mascot, interactive math journal, field trip permission slips, etc. As I am speaking to the parents all my talking points are there ready for me to share.
So I found to really take away the jitters I like to go step by step through my classroom website with parents. My website contains every part of my classroom environment. A lot of times parents do not know where to look to find information so I take this night to show them how. Step by step!
Hoping that each and everyone of you has a fabulous school year! Link up with us and share your plans for Parent Night and we are counting down the days until our giveaway! 2 $50 giftcards to TPT! Don't forget to link up!