This bundle contains all of the forms I use each year during our Open House. I have listed each form below with a brief description. I am happy to help with any requests or questions you have! Thank you for your support!
Welcome Letter- This is my welcome letter I put on top of the folder with the papers parents need to see for Open House. Since we have forms specific for our school that need to be completed that night, you have the freedom to change the forms you would like left with you that night.
Information Packet- This is the packet I place on each child’s desk during Open House. It covers all of the vital information parents want to know about- transportation changes, homework, technology usage, reading log, planning, safety, work k habits, assessments, and more! At the end, I have the parent and student sign the sheet stating they read the information. This packet is editable, so you can adjust it accordingly.
Business Cards- Use these teacher business cards to make an impression on your parents. Just simply fill in your current information. Jazz them up even more by putting them on magnets to make them easily accessible to parents.
Interest Inventory & Glossary Page- I use this as part of my scavenger hunt during Open House. Students circle words describing them and their interests. I then break them up into groups based on how they described themselves.
Since we are Hogwarts themed, I break them up based on the columns (1-Gryffindor 2-Hufflepuff 3-Ravenclaw 4-Slytherin), but you could use it in many different ways.
Your First Mission- I utilize this resource as a "get to know you" activity for my new students. They pick it up while completing their scavenger hunt, but you could hand it out anytime. It allows students to tell me a bit about themselves in any way they choose. They tend to enjoy being able to complete it however they choose.
You could have younger children complete this with the help of their parents.
Child Introduction- This is the form I hand out to parents at Open House to give me more insight on their child. It lets me know what they see as their child’s strengths and areas for improvement. I also get information on holidays not celebrated, any goals they have, or any information they want me to know about their child. Open House is a busy time, so I like to make sure each parent has the opportunity to be heard (especially since some are not comfortable talking in front of their child.). I love these forms, especially when I take them home that night and grow a little “closer” to my new class!
Scavenger Hunt- I use this scavenger hunt as parents are filling out the paper mound during Open House. My classroom is Hogwarts themed, but you could change the names of the place included in the document to fit your classroom. The students really enjoy it, and it keeps them "busy" while their parents are concentrating!
(I have had lower grades utilize this, but they have had one parent help their child while the other one is filling out the sheets.)
Volunteer Sheets- I place these sign up sheets in the front of my classroom. These are editable, so you can adjust them to what you need. After parents sign up, I contact them using the information they provided to get things rolling!