Find helpful tips for managing Meet the Teacher Night so you can I hope you've found some ideas to help you organize, communicate, and. No matter how long you have been teaching, Back-to-School Night can be fraught with anxiety Good Stuff® products that can make the activity more effective. This list features 10 ideas for meet the teacher night activities. I use these in my 2nd grade class but are usable in all elementary grades.
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Display the form on one of the class computers so parents can fill it out before they leave. For parents who can't wait, share out a link to the parent mailing list.
Introduce the Class Page This might be a dedicated class Internet start page, a blog, or a website.
This is where parents find your contact information email, phone number, and relevant social mediaclass activities, class calendar, upcoming events, homework, discipline protocols, student pictures, and everything else relevant to the educational journey. Parents come to Back to School Night with far more questions than any teacher can answer. At some point during the evening or in a form you display on one of the class computersask what parents would like to find here.
Practice accessing it if there's time. Have the page available on one of the class computers so parents can try it out before leaving for the evening. Answer Parent Questions Answer as many questions as possible, but know that there usually isn't enough time to answer all of them.
Even after Back to School night, encourage parents to add questions to this virtual wall they didn't think of before. Make a point of answering these the next day. Suggest that if parents see a question they know how to answer, do it! This too can be available on one of the class computers. It should take only a few minutes to complete.
You can also email the link to everyone on the class roster to be completed at their leisure. This is as true today as when Will Rogers was reputed to have said it. Make parents your partner this school year. Their participation will make a huge difference in the child's success.
This post originally appeared on the blog Happy Days in First Grade. I have a confession to make.
Plan a Memorable Back to School Night
One of the most exciting yet terrifying nights of the school year for me has got to be Meet-the-Teacher Night! Yet, despite all the odds against us…. Making things simple sounds counter-intuitive. Yet when we have a million and one things to do on top of the million and one things we already have to do for Meet-the-Teacher, it is easy to overlook these small but important details.
Placing a sign at the designated area where you want parents to turn in the forms would also help avoid any confusion and free up your time to meet other students who are arriving.
Because Meet-the-Teacher Night can also be exciting and very overwhelming for students and parents, I always do my best to keep it simple for them.
Plan a Memorable Back to School Night
Labeling different learning areas will help parents and students navigate through the classroom with ease while becoming more familiar with it.
Once you have this important information, you can begin making dismissal tags or lists before the first day of school! I do this directly on the sign-in sheet. Since students are likely to bring in their supplies that very night, organizing school supplies can be a very time consuming task.
Enlist help from parents and students! Not only is it fun for the students, it also gives you a good idea of how much supplies you have coming into the beginning of the school year.Meet the Teacher Night - Teacher Evolution Ep 1