I work at a Korean K-12 school (in China) teaching English to kinder kids aged 5 to 7 (which is really 4 - 6 in western countries) - and I have a 3 year old in my 5 years class...
My major was however, in primary teaching.
Imagine my surprise when the kinder leader told me on Friday (i.e. 2 days ago) that I would have to teach open classes next Friday (i.e. in 5 days). Anyone who has worked at a Korean school may know that open classes take place once or twice a year. However, this is my third open class in 8 months. Wait! There's more - I usually teach one class, and the Chinese teacher teaches another (the 5 years class doesn't usually have a foreign language open class) but this time I've been assigned to both the 7 and 5 year classes! Finally, this time I'll have to teach both the students AND their parents!
Apart from the lack of time I have to prepare, I am stuck on how to incorporate the parents into the lesson. I've not had the chance to do this before. For the 5 years class, the topic we are currently covering is pets (in addition to ongoing study of the alphabet). In the 7 years class, we're covering robots. The classes run for 40 minutes. Any advice on how to go about teaching my classes effectively will be much appreciated my fellow teachers!