OPEN HOUSE IDEAS

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OPEN HOUSE IDEAS:Parent/teacher night, etc.

[ Math Activity ] [ Interactive Open House ] [ Science Idea ] [ Estimation]
[ Family Poster ] [ Word Puzzles & Games] [ Interactive Open House]
[ Welcome to our classroom] [ Humor & Crafts]

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following activities/ideas center on making open house (parent teacher night etc.) at your school more informative, educational and fun. A relaxed mood makes for easier communication. Teachers from various grade levels supplied these ideas; however, with a bit of imagination, they may be modified to suite the needs of any level. Please consider sharing your ideas -- click on the bullseye to send your ideas/activities and I will be happy to add them to this list. Thank you for your support.

Math Activity

From: Kevin M O'Shaughnessy

Level: K-6

Procedure:

TEACHER'S NOTE: Each child was able to come up and fill in their name under the column necessary. In the evening a large plate was placed and the students job was to take their parents over to get an Oreo and then go to the special graph made for parents. I did make an exception for parents, they didn't have to eat it their favorite way only having to sign the graph how they would eat it at home. TEACHER'S NOTE: Hope this is clear as I am writing quickly. Let me know if anyone tries would love to hear responses. I'd love to claim the creativity, but it was shared with me.

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An Interactive Open House

From: Laura

Level: (k-12 * with modification)

Procedure:

TEACHER'S NOTE: I can send you a copy of my list if you are interested. TEACHER'S NOTE: It is a huge success because I don't have to do anything - except train or prep the kids prior. They love being tour guides around the room and school. It is also good because it discourages lengthy conversations about kids - which should occur at conference time - not in front of everyone!

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Open House Ideas-Science

From: Mary O'Reilly

Level: All (* with modification)

Procedure:

TEACHER'S NOTE: Our sixth grade science teacher had one of the funniest open houses in my memory.

TEACHER'S NOTE: After a moment of stunned silence, the parents broke out in hysterical laughter. A great ice breaker. His name is Elwood Boone and our school is Chatham Middle School in Chatham, NJ 07928. He doesn't have an e-mail address but if you want to comment send the messages to me, and I'll print them out and give them to him.

3) By the way, to get the fish temperature all you have to do is take the temperature of the water, the cold-blooded fish is the same temperature.

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Estimation

From: Marcie Zisow

Level: K-6

Procedure:

TEACHER'S NOTE: If time permits, I'd extend this into a class graphing activity and a lesson on finding the average. Have fun!

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Open House Ideas: Family Poster

From: Author

Level: k-6

Procedure:

TEACHER'S NOTE: for the kids I name the sections. My family-- things we like to do as a family-- what I like to do -- etc.
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Video Open House

From: Author
Level: all
concepts = Open House
materials = video camera, tv and vcr
activity_time = 20 mins.
A Day In Mrs. ????? Class
Procedure:

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