Before the school year begins I hold a Parent Orientation get together in my classroom. Each family is required to send at least one parent to attend the meeting. At this meeting I go over all the expectations for the coming school year. One area of concern is get the parents involved. Too many times it is the same parents all the time. One way I found that parents saw as a simple way to get involved is "Mystery Reader". Parents sign up to come in on a Friday morning during the course of the school year. They select a book of their choice and come to class to read to the students for 15-30 minutes depending on the length of the book. Some parents bring in more than one book. The children enjoy the selections and the child of the parent is thrilled to have their parent come to school. This is an especially good way to get dads involved.