Sorry everyone…I’ve been absolutely swamped by work.
A new assistant principal, new teachers to train, new assessments…it’s been a real uphill battle this first week. The last thing on my mind, honestly, was a new post at the Neighborhood.
I am REALLY trying to get new posts up next week…at least one or two. Maybe the next week will get me motivated.
Like right here in the Neighborhood, many teachers and parents are heading to their first parent/teacher conference. Teachers are preparing frantically to have all your child’s information on hand. However, many parents often leave the conference even more bewildered than when they came in.
As much as teachers prepare for these meetings, parents should be equally ready to face the acheivements and challenges your child has experienced thus far.
I stumbled upon a great instructional video from The K5, an elementary education blog. In this video, parents can learn how to prepare for the best–and worst–that can happen at the conference. It takes away much of the stress if both teacher and parent are on the same page.
Please pass this on to all of your parents and teachers. Now where did I leave that stack of report cards…?