Tammy at 123 Teach with Me is having a Get Parents Involved Linky Party. I haven't had much parent involvement over the years. I completely understand that parents are busy but I have provided opportunities for them to see their child shine. I love to have performances and a time for the children to share their wonderful work.
My favorites have been when they have written a book, we have had an Author's Tea Party. I wish I had photos, but I was too busy planning and hosting each event that I never asked for someone to be the photographer. I will next year. Our theme the last time was the Mad Hatter Tea from Alice and Wonderland. I asked the kids to dress up if they liked. I gave the girls bows on a head band and the boys had sentence strip hats with a Mad Hatter cut out on it.
I provided punch, sandwiches and a cake. The kids and their parents sat and heard each child read their page of the book. It was a wonderful opportunity for the class and families to get together.
I also love to have the kids perform Johnny Appleseed. All the students have a part, they take pride in their costumes and creating the background. We have the performance and then celebrate by eating all things made from apples.
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