On this year's scavenger hunt, a few of the kids' favorites were their "Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups" stories we are working on to introduce the writing process, their Word Study folders because they are already stuffed full of words, their mnemonic name classbuilders, and our Hooked on Books reading incentives. Finally, they have to introduce their parent and teacher. The awesome part about using this activity is that it frees you up to speak with each parent individually as their children introduce you. I also get such a kick out of hearing how excited the kids are to share their early success with their parents. By the time they are done, the parents always say, "No! I don't have any questions! They told me EVERYTHING!" It creates a very positive atmosphere for parents, students, and teachers to celebrate a new year together.
The text portion of the file is fully editable, but the background has been flattened to preserve copyrights. I hope you can use this in your classroom and have a super parent night! Have a fabulous school year.
Also, check out some of the other great parent night resources featured in Freebie Friday linky!
:0) Heather aka "Wild About Words"