Scavenger Hunt at Open House
Each year at the beginning of the year, my teaching partner and I put together a small scavenger hunt for the fourth-graders to do at open house with their parents. This activity makes the students excited about coming to the open house and showing off everything. It allows parents to see all the things you want them to see and really cuts down on those parents who want to turn open house into conference night.
The first item on the list is for students to introduce their parents to the teacher and then we add about 12 other things like showing their science notebook, solving a problem, doing an estimation activity together, showing the science table, etc. If students complete the sheet, parents sign it, and students return it the next morning, they receive a bonus point. It works for everyone!