I survived my first open house this week. Needless to say, I was very nervous.
Open house is an opportunity for parents to come visit the school and meet with teachers briefly. Each session in class was 10 minutes with 5 minutes in between to get to the next class. I had about 10 sets of parents that I visited with total. I was hoping for more parents but it's no biggie, perhaps I will push it harder next year. I discussed what we had been doing and what we will be doing throughout the year. I also explained why there are so many lamps in my room and why I don't use the overhead fluorescent lighting.
The parents were very nice, and I enjoyed meeting with them. It is safe to say that the only bad thing that happened was my neck and chest broke out in hives. When I get in front of a new group of people and have to talk and introduce myself, I get really nervous. I start getting red and splotchy. Some students and a few parents started to notice =/