When I say making elementary schools social I’m not taking about face book and twitter:) I’m talking about making it fun and less scary for the newer kids.
Some exciting ideas that PTO/PTA’s can do are ice cream socials that first month. It’s a great chance for the kids and parents to meet their child’s new teacher, allow the students to interact with more than just their classmates.
And who doesn’t like to make ice cream disappear?! And you don’t have to be a magician to make the ice cream cones disappear:)
But having an exciting addition like an entertainer; a magician for example could stroll/roam through out the event helping to break the ice in a very fun way! Up-close illusions allow the magician to interact on a personal level with kindergardeners thru fifth graders. Coins plucked from behind their ears to objects appearing in their hands!
Other creative ideas are having a fall festival. Pick a night in Oct. and invite the students, parents, and teachers to enjoy food, fun, and perhaps a magic show.
For more creative ideas on how to make your school more fun and social call Phil Smith of Abracadabra Productions at 1-800-964-8749.