I accepted a 5th grade position today! I've already started planning and I'm very excited. There will be an open house next week (before teachers or students even report). At my previous school, we didn't have this, so I'm not sure what to expect or if I need to plan anything. I probably won't even be able to get my room set up beforehand (though I'll try!). From what it sounded like on the phone, all I need to do is show up with a smile on my face. But I could definitely be wrong and will need to ask. I know that all open houses may be a little different, but I'm curious. At your school: What is your open house like? Do parents visit classrooms? And if they do, are teachers' rooms set up and/or do teachers have anything planned for parents?