PARENT TEACHER SOCIAL
Oftentimes the barrier between any groups of people is that they do not feel comfortable around each other. We know one another only through our labels, which in this case is Parent and Teacher. What if we got to know each other as Karen and Tom?
The opportunity for us to strengthen our communication could begin with a Parent and Teacher Social at the beginning or middle of the school year. The time would be late afternoon so that Teachers could afford to stay and some parents could leave work a little early to attend as well.
In this social we would have
- Ice breaker exercises
- Group projects focused on developing the best student at home and at school
- Recognition moments
- Combined Art project that would be displayed in the school lobby after
- Eating and Dancing
This is our moment to learn about the other person not just as a label but as a person that we know and understand better. We will also find out at the heart of both of us is the success of our children.