I remember attending “open house” with my parents when I was in elementary school. Today it’s called Curriculum Night, and each September I visit a couple of schools on this evening. I keep the students mesmerized (i.e., not running around the gym causing havoc) while their parents meet with the teachers. Parents get to see what their child will be doing throughout the year. Teachers talk about the material they will be covering and hold a Q&A session.
For three years now I’ve been part of Sunrise Elementary’s Curriculum Night in Enumclaw. I do an afternoon motivational assembly (Science Magic this year), then build up my evening program to encourage kids to return and bring their parents for Curriculum Night. Students look forward to my visit, both during the day and evening thanks to their teachers along with posters that promote the special event. (Free posters are included with all of my school programs.)
“Thanks so much for yet another outstanding performance at our curriculum night. The kids, mine especially, are still buzzing about it. Mr. Beals said he heard many kids coming to school this morning talking about your show and how great it was and he thinks it was your best show ever!
“The attendance to our curriculum night has steadily grown since we started having you entertain the kids while the parents go to the classroom to meet the teachers and we plan to have you back next year and for years to come.
-Sue Stanwood, PTA President
For the evening show I can either do one of my motivational-magic programs (Reading Magic or Mission: Possible), but this year opted to present my Magical Adventures of Aquifer Man program. It ties in well with the Science Magic program from the afternoon. Of course, I can also do my just-for-fun Family Night Magic Show also.