I am 100% comfortable in a room full of kids. It doesn't matter what age or how many-that's when I'm at my best. I can be a complete goofball and sing and dance, and I don't bat an eye. However, when I have to get up in front of a room full of adults, my hands start sweating and my knees start shaking. You'd think I'd be used to it by now, but I'm not. That's why things like open house are so difficult for me, because even when I do fun little activities like a scavenger hunt, I still feel like my parents are expecting some sort of presentation from me. Over the past few years, I've been blessed with some wonderful students and parents, so my classroom is usually crammed packed during open house. Last year, I got so nervous I completely forgot almost everything I had planned to say! This year I'm going to be prepared. I've made an open house PowerPoint that I will loop the entire time parents are in the room, and I'll use it as a guide when I'm talking. I really do think this will be a huge help for me. I've uploaded it to TpT if you're interested. The one I uploaded is just a template that has everything but your information, but I'm willing to send any buyer the one with all of my info if they want it.
Open House PowerPoint
I also thought I'd give away an activity that I'm going to use for one of my math work stations. I know this idea has been around a while, so I tried to jazz it up a little.
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