“PARENT’S ARE COMING!”
AKA…Back to School Night
We ALL get nervous speaking to a room of parents!
(Wear good deodorant, use a breath mint , and wear comfy shoes!)
So..THEY are coming. The parents. The kids. The Grandparents!
THEY want to know ALL about YOU
and WHAT you are going to do for THEIR child!
Breathe… SMILE….breathe, again.
And tell them.
I AM GOING TO TEACH YOUR CHILD…
WITH YOUR HELP!
(I will discuss what “papers” I have for them in another post.)
Today’s tip is about getting parents to
sign up for everything you need!
I work in a Title 1 school.
Most parents DON’T WANT TO COME SEE ME!
So I have to make it very “inviting”.
I tell the kids to “drag” their parents to talk to me.
(Not literally!) Two hands!
I give stickers
who “hand” their parents the BTS night NOTE!
A bowl of apples, a plate of cookies,popcorn,
Mini bottles of water!
They will come for food!
Even though parent conferences are MONTHS away..
MAKE a chart of dates & times YOU are available.
HAVE THEM SIGN UP FOR A CONFERENCE!
(You will send a reminder note as it gets closer..let them choose first!)
If you do
( iphone app…get this now!)
Have them get out their phones,
type in the number…text your class code…
Class parent contacts..DONE!
If you have any WISH LISTS, or things you might need..
HAVE THEM SIGN UP TO PROVIDE CLASSROOM ITEMS
( We can always use glue sticks, expo markers, tissues,etc)
If YOU want volunteers for classroom work , parties, field trips, etc…
HAVE THEM SIGN UP!
This is the ONLY night they will ALL be in YOUR classroom!
Sometimes a CAPTIVE AUDIENCE…is a good thing!
Talk about what they can do to help.
YOU GOT THIS!
Here are some suggestions available at:
YOU DID IT!