This past week we had our big night, Open House! Students worked so hard....here is a peek at our American Revolution themed room! I will be blogging more in depth later about individual projects, but here is what our room looked like!
The first thing on the list tells the students to SHOW OFF THEIR WORK!!! They take their parents around and I tell them they need to read/explain the work to their parents. We even practice this in class so the kids know how to do this. Here is a sample of some of the awesome work the kids did!
Here is some more of the student's work. Notice the borders? I give the KIDS a half of a piece of stationary and the kids cut out rectangles and glue it around the black paper. This looks GREAT as a border and I do not need to worry about backing the kids work. It literally takes them a few minutes to do and saves me a LOT of time!!!
Next, the students and I created an "ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER" quiz with everything that we had learned about the American Revolution. The kids tested their parents to see if they were smarter than a 5th grader. This was SO much fun for the students (although some of the parents were looking up answers on their phones!!!!)
Finally, the parents can NOT leave Open House without writing a compliment for their child on the BRAG WALL! This is something that is so special. I love seeing all the positive notes form the parents about their work. I literally CRIED reading them all, they were so sweet!
What tricks or tips do you have for Open House?