Our open house is tomorrow night, and I wanted to have parents something they could take with them regarding Common Core. After only 9 days of school I've already found that parents are a little confused about what the Common Core will mean for students.
This will be the first year that we've had a "drop in" type open house. In the past we've had parents run through a mini version of their child's schedule. This has a lot of teacher scrambling and trying to figure out what to do to make the time the most effective.
I plan to have a PowerPoint scrolling that has info about classroom expectations, topics of study for the year, information on our Million Word Reading Challenge, as well as a few facts about me. I figured this would give parents something to look at while I''m talking to other parents.
I'm also going to give them the following guide to the Common Core that I developed tonight. Even though this might be too specific for everyone (Georgia 7th Grade ELA), I wanted to share so that you can get an idea of what I'm doing. Feel free to use any parts if you would like.
Smartboard installers showed up at 4:00 today, resulting in a large area of my room being turned upside down. When I left school today at 5:30 I had file cabinets in the middle of the classroom. Did I mention that open house is TOMORROW...??? Ah, the life of a teacher. :-)
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