Even though school is still a few weeks away for me, I thought I would share some ideas I have for my Meet the Teacher night. I am linking up to Meet the Teacher Night Linky Party at I Heart Teaching.
I create contact magnets for all the families. These are just like business cards with my name, phone number and ext, email address, and class website. I also put a magnet (love my roll of magnet tape!!) on the back so families can keep it on hand all school year.
This year I ran across some really cute bookmarks that I might make my own. They say: "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." If I don't include these at Open House then I hope to have them for curriculum night.
For Open House, I also like the students to have a chance to explore the class. This year I might have a scavenger hunt or have some sort of estimate jar contest. I like the idea of bringing the parents into both activities so they begin the year involved in their child's class.