I am in LOVE with this blog post about Meet the Teacher night!! So many great tips on how she runs things including the student packets, helping hands for supplies, and treats for students and parents.
Great for teaching students about geography and putting the unit into prospective for them. I love that it allows the students be creative and individualize the assignment. This could be really good to use after you have just discussed various features of North America and you want to put it into prospective for the student.