Well, I have been on the parent perspective for 2 years now when it comes to school orientations. But, last night was my first experience coming from the teacher's perspective.
We spent about 1 hour before the parents arrived decorating the room, getting refreshments set up and putting place cards and gift bags for each child at their spot.
We had music playing in the background and props to help tell the parents what their kids would be learning.
As far as I could tell, things went great! We had a fun time meeting the kids and the parents. We even did a messy craft last during the evening. Both Jess and I have an art apron that we will wear while doing our art projects in the morning. So, Jess decided it would be super cute to get all the kid's hand prints on the front. We did. It looks cute. They had fun.
We also did a scavenger hunt with the kids.
**As a side note. We only had the parents in the room for 30 minutes. After that, we had the kids for 1 hour.
So, the scavenger hunt was looking for different clues that pertained to things they will be learning this year.
I think they all had a great time. We realized at the end of the night how tired we were after only 3 hours of work. What are we going to do after 7?