Second Grade Nest: Open House 2012 (Throwback Thursday)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Open House 2012 (Throwback Thursday)

I am in the middle of a hectic summer. Headed to St. Louis today for a long week. Spent the last three days setting up part of my classroom. I'll come home Monday night to head back to school for more set-up, then I'll start moving my personal stuff into an apartment. Thank goodness for summertime hours! 

I'm going to link up again with Ms. Cara Carroll at the First Grade Parade for Throwback Thursday. I love the idea of this linky party because some of my posts from last year give me inspiration for this year and reignite my excitement for starting school back up.

Click this button for other blogger's throwbacks! 

Check out this post from August about 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. Jessica,

    I sure love the idea of the QR code that saves your information. This is such a great post. I am moving and setting up a classroom and moving homes too. I feel your pain!! Don't forget to take time for yourself!

    :) Shelley

    The Perks of Teaching Primary

  2. Love these ideas, Jessica! :0) I don't go back for another six weeks or so, but...I'm coming back to this when I do! :)

    Mrs.Russell's Room
    First Grade

  3. I LOVE the QR Code idea! We don't start school until Aug 14th but thanks for the GREAT ideas!

    First Grade OWLS