The holidays are sneaking up and it's never to early to start planning your classroom family events and outsmart the holiday season.
Proactive planning will help reduce stress and increase productivity over this holiday season. Read on to get some planning tips that are sure to knock the socks off of Santa.
Pre-Planning helps you be Prepared
Planning gives us a clear perspective on what needs to be done and what amount of time we need to complete each tasks.
Set a deadline for each task that needs to get done. When do you need to send out invitations to the families, when do you need them to RSVP by, and when do child created projects need to be complete.
When you are planning a projects for children to complete make sure you have deadlines for when you need material prepped by and when it needs to be added to you lesson plans.
Keep Everything Together
Make sure that you keep everything in one handy place. When you need to hand out invitations, write down who is coming or even decorating the classroom, having everything in one handy spot will save you time and a whole lot of stress.
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By taking the time to plan ahead, the amount of stress and frustration that can be avoided is huge. This allows for a better experience and gives you the time to spend with the families and build lasting relationships that will build the bridge to lasting family involvement.
What are some simple ways that you celebrate traditions in your classroom?