I survived Back to School Night!! It was my first one at the new school, and it went really well! I know this is a lifestyle blog, but since it is a teacher’s lifestyle, I want to post some of my tips for facilitating a great back to school night session in your classroom!
Parents want to know that we are responsible and prepared! Having notes for them to follow, either on a slideshow or a handout, presents a professional image and gives parents information to further help your students! I also had cookies out to add a personal touch and make them feel welcome! I like to show love through food!!! #thingssouthernwomensay 😉
2. Use interactive technology
Going over curriculum and procedures can seem a little blah, so something simple on the SMART Board can help! My awesome principal gave me a cool hack I used for attendance! Instead of using a sign-in sheet for attendance, I had parents move their kid’s name to the opposite side of the board and then just took a picture! Less paperwork for me, more interaction for them! Win-win! Shoutout to my principal for the great idea!
3. Look your best!
A professional image is important, but you want to show the parents your personality of the same time! Check your dress length and make sure you are covered! Here is what I wore:
Clutch: Michael Kors
Earrings: Kendra Scott
Necklace: Classic pearls
After we finished, Hubs and I celebrated by grabbing a drink and tiramisu at Ellis Island in downtown Edmond! If you have not been, you must check it out! Great coffee, dessert, wine, and beer! The ambiance is nice as well! Ben had a stout and I chose a nice Cabernet. We enjoyed relaxing for a bit and spending quality time together after our long days!! Although, I must brag on him! He came and helped me set up my cookies and new decor for Back to School Night! He is amazing!!! Here is a pic he took: