When the parents came in, this is what they found on their child's place at the table. Since I teach pre-k, we sit at tables instead of desks. The smiley face note is for the parents to leave a little note for their child to keep inside their crayon box. I read the notes to the children the next day. For anyone who is unable to attend, I send the note home so that their child can have a note too. I don't want anyone feeling left out!
Right inside the little folder in the picture above is this survey. On the outside it has the Parent Survey and it is taped closed with a sticker. Inside is the child version of the same survey. You have the kiddos answer the questions in class and the parents answer it at open house. After the parents answer the questions, they get to open up the paper to see if they chose the same answers as their child. It is SO much fun! I had the most fun with it this year because I have one little boy who changes his favorite color each day depending on what color shirt he is wearing. His parents thought it was so funny when they got to that question!
I included this cute bookmark for my parents to use with their children. I always encourage them to read to their child. I also include a page in the folder that explains how much impact it has to read to your child each night and how the time adds up over the years. READ! READ! READ!
I also gave out these cute water bottles with one of those flavor packets attached. I think it's nice to have a little refreshment or snack for the parents to have while sitting in the presentation. They always appreciate it!
I hope you find these ideas and freebies useful in your classroom!