I just had my second back to school night for school yesterday. This year I had two because I had to be at the first one for my four 6th grade classes, and then yesterday for my two 7th grade classes.
It’s good to see that the parents are interested in meeting their kid’s teachers.
The first time I did back to school night 8 years ago was very stressful. I didn’t realize it was coming up until the day before. I was already stressed teaching with some challenging kids, and suddenly I had to stay in the evening and meet their parents. As I recall it went pretty well, and no ulcers were involved.
At this point I have it down to a pretty fast patter and some students mentioned that I was their parent’s favorite teacher. 🙂