See the powerpoint I used with the kids during our Exhibition workshop today on the resources page. I would suggest checking it out for tips and info.
- Exhibition is this Thursday and Friday, 5:00-6:30. All students attend for the entire 1.5 hrs.
- If you have not already done so (or if your info has changed), please use this google form to let me know the title of your child’s exhibit and the layout. I use this to create nameplates for everyone’s exhibit and to plan the room layout. Please submit it to me by Tuesday afternoon, at the latest.
- Set-up: You and your child can come in anytime between 9am-3:15pm on their Exhibition day to set up their exhibit. I recognize that having you come twice during the day can present a burden, yet there are good reasons for doing so (if your child was at my workshop today, ask them what it would be like if everyone set up at 5pm…they had wonderful descriptions). This allows us to make sure the space is set up optimally for each student to have success. It also provides an opportunity for students to see and be in the space (which will look quite different) before the event, giving them time to get comfortable and even do a “rehearsal.”
- A reminder about Exhibition attire is attached. In a nutshell, students dress to be taken seriously. They have been working hard and have valuable things to share with us. We want to honor that. We don’t want you to spend a bunch of money on this…send out a request for hand-me-downs or loans, check out thrift stores, etc. Have something to loan or give? Let others know.
- My Adventurers will present in our new classroom, either 5:00-5:30 or 5:30-6:00.
- No one is scheduled for 6:00-6:30. If anyone would like extra presentation time, this time is available.
- For the hour of time students are not presenting, they accompany their parents to see other exhibits around campus. There is more than you will be able to see in just an hour. Some families attend on both nights, in order to see more.
- I will meet my 5:00 presenters outside the chalkboard door at 4:50 and bring them in early. They will get their nametags and get settled in before the crowds enter.
- After you are your child’s first guest (if they want you to be), please visit the other Adventurer students’ exhibits and then check out other classrooms. It is important that we all be great, engaged visitors for everyone’s children. It makes a big difference in the experience kids have.
- The presentation schedule for Adventurers:
- Please remember that this is your child’s Exhibition and not a family presentation (although that sounds like something cool our group could do next semester, doesn’t it?). It can be tempting to hang around and add to what they share and you may want to soak up every minute of what they do. At the same time, you know how important it is for them to have this autonomous moment and be their competent, confident selves. If they need anything, I will be right there.
- Exhibition is a wonderful time to connect with other parents, both in our group and in others. I encourage you to meet new people and renew contacts with old friends. Please be mindful of having these conversations outside of Exhibition spaces. We want to be careful not to have our adult conversations take over their space. Ditto for phone calls/texts.
- Please take lots of photos of the event and share them with me. My focus is always on optimizing each child’s experience and I sometimes get to the end of the night and realize I have no pics.
- At 6:30, we ask that each student (with a supporting adult) dismantle and take home their exhibit. We leave exhibits up for the entire evening so that guests can peruse them, even when the presenter is not there.
- What have I forgotten to share? What questions do you have?