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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It's That Time of Year Again...

Back to School Night. I always look forward to it!

What have I done in the past?

My first two years (when I taught 6th grade regular education science) I had the students help me create and set up stations of all the lab experiments.   The parents were able to read about and test each well as watch a slideshow of the students doing activities.  (Seen below).  

Last year (6th, 7th, 8th grade math) I showcased the technology in the room and had the parents do activities with the responders, mimeo, and document camera which were all new additions to my classroom.

What will I do this year?
So far just a short short power point about the new curriculum ....speckled with pics of the students over the past 3 weeks to spice it up...

That's all I got.

I'm not trying to get crazy, but am looking to do something new.
Any fresh ideas for me???


Unknown said...

If you are teaching math again this year, you could have several decks of cards out and teach the parents and students a game to play together. Like Math War or Pyramid Solitaire. It's an eye opening experience for parents too, they'll see if their child is doing mental math or still using fingers. :) Check out my blog for all the card games you can play

A Middle School Survival Guide said...

thanks adrianne! i will check out your site now :) i do have some math classes this year...resource center 7th and regular education 6th!

i love that idea....i'm sure the parents really appreciate being involved in an activity with their kids! i will definitely use your idea for parent-visitation day this year! (unfortunately our back-to-school night is usually kid-free.)

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