- Play fun music so that all who visit will smile and know that my classroom is a fun place!
- Play the Open House Power Point I've prepared. It's an updated version of what I did last year, and tells about myself, what second graders learn, and our schedule. (I will put it on a timer so it continues to loop while visitors come in and out, that way I'll be available for hellos and questions and it will allow for people who arrive at different times.)
- Have the children do a little "Scavenger Hunt" to get to know the classroom.
- Give out some papers that say pretty much the same thing the Power Point says. I'll also give out a book order and a questionnaire for parents to return at a later date.
Click HERE to see the post with Open House ideas when I wrote a guest post for Really Good Stuff's blog, The Teachers Lounge.