Hi! I am a brand new teacher, so this is my first year (as some of you already know! ). I have two open house days before the 1st day of school so that the children and their parents can meet me and see their classroom. I am planning to send a letter home introducing myself, etc. prior to open house. During the open house I am planning to introduce myself, show children the classroom (where they will be sitting, where their cubby is, etc.). I am also planning on taking a picture of each child with their parent(s)/guardian to hang up in our room, as well as a picture of the student to use to put by their cubby, mailbox, etc. I also have planned a simple activity to parents to do with their child for us to use on a bulletin board. This is for a private school so parents are extremely involved! Besides these ideas is there anything else I should be doing? Or any tips/ideas you may have? Should I have toys/crayons and paper out for the children while I am talking to the parents? I appreciate any and all suggestions! Thanks so much!