Open House Resources & Materials to Create Great First Impressions!
Directions on how to use each form and how to set up your classroom with stations are included with the download. Most of the forms copy with colored ink since you need only one sheet if used during Open House for many of the forms, but you can certainly copy them on the copier or on cardstock if you choose to do.
Resource Includes the Following:
▶️ Open House Station Signs
▶️ Open House Sign-in Form (2 sheets included for larger classes)
▶️ Open House Parent & Student Station Sheet
▶️ All About Me Student Sheet and Classroom Book Cover
▶️ Parent Help Wanted Sign-up Form
▶️ Parent Classroom Party Sign-up Form
▶️ Transportation Sign-up Form
Welcome to Our Class:
Copy one sheet with colored ink. Have parents sign their child in on the sign-up sheet so you have record of who came to Open House.
Open House Stations Signs:
Print signs on cardstock, cut and laminate. Place signs in individual picture holder stands and place them around your classroom where you would like to place each station for parents and students to visit, You will have to set up each station with materials needed ahead of time.
There are two sheets of Stations #2-#4 . One has the list of supplies I have my students use and the other I left a box for you to write in what you would like students to have in their box. Also , I put extra supplies in labeled creates in the front of the room that you will either need to provide or white out.
When students complete all stations they come back to you for a prize. I usually give them something that dealt with the theme of our classroom or a new pencil.
"All About Me" Classroom Book:
You can use the “All About Me” page at your schools Open House. I set one sheet on each of the students' desks. I have parents help their child write out their answers to their favorite things and then color the page. (You could certainly use this page at anytime during the first days of school).
Collect this page from the students before they leave and then use the cover to make our first classroom book. (It is best to copy the cover page on cardstock and then just use a blank piece of cardstock for the back cover of the book. You can staple or bind the pages together.
On the first days of school,, when all students have completed their page, I have students read out their answers as a ‘Get to Know You” activity during carpet time ( I do a few each day the 1st week of school.). They just love talking about themselves!
Welcome to School:
Copy one sheet for each student in your class Have parents take a sheet to begin their Open House stations after signing their child in for Open House.
Copy one sheet of this form with colored ink and place at the Transportation Station. Have parents write down their child’s name and how he/she will be getting home from school during the year.
Help Wanted Form:
Copy one sheet for each student and place at the Classroom Help Station..
Have parents sign up for helping in the classroom and at home. (You may want to put this in student’s packet too.)
Classroom Party Sign-Up Sheet
Copy one sheet with colored ink and place at the Classroom Help Station. Have parents sigh up to help with classroom parties.
I take individual pictures of my new students at a designated spot in our classroom. One year I was able to have my student teacher take the pictures or you may even get a volunteer to assist you. I use these photos for a variety of activities throughout the school year.
Create a great first impressions with these Open House materials!
• Open House Freeebie: "All About Me" Classroom Book
• Classroom Forms & Notes
• Classroom Awards & Postcards
• Student Writing Monthly Classroom Books