Open House Resources

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This useful list of resources for educators will help make your next Open House Night a success. Being well prepared to meet students' parents for the first time can make a huge difference in how well the rest of the year goes. These printables will give you ideas on how to plan your event, introduce yourself to parents, and foster positive parent-teacher relationships. You'll also find helpful skill building tips to distribute to parents and great decorating ideas that showcase students' work. These resources will help you prepare for your next Parents' Night, Open School Night, or Back-to-School Open House.

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    Open House Resources, Grades K-6

    Discover great printables that will help you host a successful open house. This slideshow includes a... read more

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    Create a Meaningful Open House

    Your students' parents are powerful allies and can make your job much more manageable. Learn some ti... read more

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    Tips from Veteran Teachers on Dealing with Parents

    Enlisting parents in their child's education is one of the hardest yet most rewarding undertakings f... read more

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    Getting Parents Involved

    Encourage parents to volunteer in the classroom year round as an important positive step in improvin... read more

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    Hosting a Successful Open House

    Your students' parents are powerful allies and can make your job much more manageable. Learn some ti... read more

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    First Day at the Secondary Level

    Get ready for your first day teaching at the secondary level with these tips on everything from outl... read more

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    First Day at the Elementary Level

    Prepare yourself for your first day teaching at the elementary level with these ideas, including get... read more

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    Sixth-Grade Open House

    Prepare for Open House with these ideas for bulletin-board displays, student-provided refreshments, and activities for their parents to complete. read more

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    Fifth-Grade Open House

    Prepare for Open House with these activities for you, the students, and their parents to demonstrate what is being done in the classroom. read more

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    Third-Grade Open House

    Use this printable to come up with activities and refreshments to demonstrate your students' progress for their parents. read more

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    Second-Grade Open House

    Print a worksheet that describes various ways to prepare your classroom for open house so that parents can see what their children are learning. read more

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    First-Grade Open House

    Prepare for open house by decorating the room with your students' work, making refreshments, and planning activities for the visiting parents. read more

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    Kindergarten Open House

    Prepare for Open House with these ideas about making refreshments, setting up the classroom, and creating activities for the parents to do. read more

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    Positive Descriptions of Student Behavior

    An extensive list of verbs and phrases that will help you to prepare positive, descriptive statement... read more

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    Help Parents Deal with Homework

    The strategies outlined in this article will help parents work successfully with their children to f... read more

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