Second Grade Nest: Open House

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Open House

Like many teachers in these last few weeks, I have been such an absent blogger! I'm so sorry!! I've been settling in and trying to get my ducks in a row for second grade curriculum. 

Tonight was Open House. I had 12 out of 21 parents and families show up, which actually is a phenomenal turn out for my population. It was so much fun! 

This was so much fun. The students got SO detailed with their illustrations. And when they came in that night, they were so eager to show their parents. 

On the desk:
-QR code that instantly saves my contact information to their phones
-Open House PowerPoint handout
-Curriculum Night invitation
-Letter to parents from student, stapled on top of letter for parent to write to student
-Questionnaire about student from parent's perspective 

I tried the apple tree that I saw on Pinterest. I teach in a very low income community, so I always feel guilty asking for these, but at the end of the night, all but four of them were gone!

And I combined my forms that I used into one document, which is available on my TPT Store (apple cut outs not included)...


  1. I LOVE your Guess Who? bulletin board!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  2. I love your Guess Who bulletin board! I plan to do something very similar at my back to school night in a couple weeks. I'll link back to your blog when I take a picture if that's OK!

    I have a brand new blog...come visit me!! :)

    Amy Journell

  3. Love the bulletin board! So great! AND I love the apples with supplies. I usually just use stick notes, but the apples are sooo much cuter!

    Happy Teaching,


    The Teacher's Treasure Chest y

  4. The supplies apples are super cute! Going to do something like that tomorrow for our back to school night! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    Fourth Grade Lemonade

  5. Does the QR code take them to a website with your info on it? How does it save your info on their phone? Great idea!