Open House (also known as Back-to-School Night or Meet the Teacher) is an event in many elementary schools at the beginning of the school year. It is a time for parents to visit their children’s classroom. As a school speech-language pathologist, I was often disappointed that so few of my students’ parents visited my room. That is until I used some of the student projects described in this product. A week prior to the Open House, I had my students complete one of the projects. We posted them in our room. Students were encouraged to make sure their parents stopped by the speech-language room so they could find their child’s project and take it home. My students were excited to see if their parents could identify their projects. Consequently, I was delighted to see many more parents stop by my room!
In this product, you will find directions for 6 different projects: Who Am I? Word Cloud Portraits, Look Who’s Talking, We’re Going Places in Speech-Language, Super Speech-Language Student Poof Book, and Paper Bag Talking Puppets. Each project includes suggestions on how to maintain the confidentiality of the students receiving speech-language services.
Also included in this packet is an invitation to parents and a poster to place with some sweet treats.
I hope this product will increase your parent participation for years to come!