Create a Meaningful Open House

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Keep your presentation brief (remember K.I.S.S. – Keep It Short and Sweet!).

Afterward, invite parents to stay and look at their child's work. Circulate around the room, try to meet all the parents again with another handshake and smile, and offer at least one positive remark about their child. This is not the time for personal conferences ("I'd really like to talk with you, Mrs. Smith. May I call you to set up a personal meeting at another time?").

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