First make sure you have student work samples displayed
around the room and on a bulletin board outside the room.
Invite parents to sit at their child's desk or table (use name
plates if desks are not labeled) and begin by introducing
yourself, credentials, goals for the year, the curriculum and
anything exciting you have planned for the year. Invite
parents to look at child's desk and work displayed around
room. Depending on the grade, you can have students
write a note to their parents: Dear mom, we are learning
about... hope you like my desk,etc. or if early childhood,
music in background that you normally use in class.
Basically, anything to let your parents get a glimpse into
their day/what they are learning. How creative or how
much you do depends on the time frame you have. Also,
remind parents that open house is more of a meet and
greet and any questions about their child can be
addressed individually at another time. Good luck.