Open House was boring. I would run through curriculum for 45 minutes at rapid speed and parents would nod politely throughout my presentation. At the end of the evening, I'd be exhausted and parents would leave confused. I couldn't bear another canned presentation. So I decided to make a change and wrote the attached letter to the parents of my students.
Emailing the presentation to parents allowed them ample time to review the curriculum and allowed me the freedom to plan for a more meaningful evening. I planned to talk about communication, expert lectures and creating community within our classroom.