In years past, our school had different nights to celebrate each major subject. We began to notice though, that attendance was low for most of these nights. In order to improve attendance and build parent support, we started "family academic night" This past Thursday all the teachers worked together to create activities for each subject for the whole family to get involved in. This included a science, math, reading, and writing room- all of which had hands on activities for the students and parents. There was also a technology and integrating all subjects seminar as well. It was a great event that people enjoyed! Our district is big on "center rotations" these days, so many of the classrooms had different activities for each particular subject. Here are some of the things we did:
Reading-Making book marks,exchanging books and donating them.
Writing- Experience tasting different foods and writing about how it tasted using sensory details.
Math-playing card games to practice fractions
Science-finding your heart rate and creating electricity with circuits
Technology-Showing parents how to access the grade portals and exposing parents to the classroom technology that their children are using everyday!
Integrating all subjects- practicing calligraphy and how it involves art, social studies, and writing.
I am always looking for new ideas to bring to these family nights,
Please share here!
Enjoying family fun,
Your Floridian Chick!