Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Real Time Post

I had an exciting day at work for me. First we had open house this evening so I did not come home after work I just stayed at school and got some work done and while I was doing that Christmas came early to my classroom. The tech guys came and installed a promethean board in my classroom. They are really cool interactive boards; gone are the days of chalk or white boards. If you would like to see what they can do a Google search and there are all types of demonstrations to watch. I am so excited because I went to the training and early August and have just been impatiently waiting to get one of these in my classroom. The second exciting event ties directly to open house. Last year we had 75 parents come to open house; we have 1,500 students enrolled at our school. Pretty depressing when you stop and think aobut how few people came to learn about where their child attends school. This year we had 600 parents. I was so happy because when the parents take an interest that is when we start to see changes occur. Good things are happening at my school and I’m really thrilled to be a part of it.


HeidiTri's said...

That's an awesome increase in parents who attended. What do you think made the difference?

Felicia said...

Wow, that is a huge increase in parents. That's got to be exciting!

PennyCandy said...

I think it was the fact that every teacher called 30 different households and personally invited them to open house. We did not rely on the automated call out machine and the marquee. We also did not assume that the kids told their parents about it.