Create a Meaningful Open House

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As parents arrive, direct them to a table on which you have placed a stack of index cards, pencils/pens, and an empty shoebox.

Invite parents to write a question or two on a card and place it in the box. At the end of your presentation, quickly shuffle through the cards and respond to general questions or those most frequently asked ("How much homework do you give?" "How is reading taught?"). Inform parents that you will contact them personally to respond to more specific questions or ones that focus exclusively on their child's work or progress ("Why did Angela miss recess the other day?" "When will Peter be able to see the reading specialist?").

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