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Twas the Night Before Parents' Night

Parent's Night or Meet the Teacher Night was always my favorite time as a child, and it is still one of my favorite moments as a teacher. However, I think it's so important to start off on the right foot which means making sure to prep properly beforehand.
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Twas the Night Before Parents' Night
  • Cassandra Autrey says:
    You can't go wrong with free stuff! These open house goodies are cute and absolutely free so even if you don't use them this year, you can save them for the next. I think her different stations are a great idea to keep things organized and prevent traffic jams from occurring.
  • Cassandra Autrey says:
    This video is so fun and creative. I think younger classrooms would really appreciate watching this on meet the teacher night. For my older students, I think I would like to create a fun and entertaining mini comedy next Parent's Night to really let them see a glimpse of my personality.
  • Cassandra Autrey says:
    What a great idea! This English teacher created a video to introduce herself and her expectations to the parents. I think this is a wonderful idea, because I know that over half of my students and their parents didn't attend parent's night. By having this video, they could go online to see important information that they missed. Additionally, parents can go online for a reminder of the key information if they forget anything.
  • Cassandra Autrey says:
    This blog post is packed with helpful advice and proven suggestions that work on meet the teacher night. I used her limit to responding to emails tip and her parent's packet, both of which I have found helpful this year.
  • Cassandra Autrey says:
    Since this was my first Parent's Night, I wasn't exactly sure what all I needed to include or not include. This article helped give me a broad overview of all the topics that I would need to address that night. I only recommend this article to first year teachers as it is very basic and brief.
  • Cassandra Autrey says:
    I purchased this on Teachers Pay Teachers, and I loved it! It was such a hit with my parents, and I enjoyed having something more creative than just a handout. The bright colors matched perfectly with my theme. However, if you do not have extra time, I would not advise this approach. there is a lot of printing, paper cutting, and stapling to be done here. It took me about 7 hours to complete everything from start to finish.