Your school has scheduled an Open House night where the parents get to attend each class on their student’s schedule! You, the teacher, get to talk to them for 10 minutes! However, you are so swamped with all of the meetings, lesson planning, and paper administration for the first few weeks that you don’t even know HOW you will prepare for Open House! Well, here is your salvation!
This is a Power Point template to help you prepare a professional and personal presentation to help the parents get a good understanding about the class(es) you will be teaching and what they should expect. It is created for Spanish class, but could easily be adapted for other World Language classes.
This presentation includes 43 editable slides including an explanation of how to use the presentation, an outline of topics to discuss (Welcome, About Me, Course Descriptions, Course Expectations, Materials Needed, Philosophy Statement, The 5 C’s of Language Learning (with a link to a handout or poster on this), Homework Policy, Units to Study, Upcoming Projects, Other Opportunities for Language Learning, and even a fun pop quiz for the parents if you have time left over!
Also included with this product’s zip file are:
(1) an editable handout for the parents to take with them as well as (or instead of) using the Power Point (especially for those times when technology decides not to work!) I have also included with this handout a copy of my list of “Language Learning Strategies” that I give to the students so the parents can help them to be successful.
(2) editable sign-up sheets. Copy these (if you have to turn them in to the school office) and file them in a folder marked “Open House” to refer to later when contacting parents. It helps to know who has heard your expectations and who has not.