Tuesday, March 25, 2014
20 Conferences (25/31)
We are on day 2 of conference week and my co-teacher and I have met with 20 families. We will finish up tomorrow. My brain is exhausted and I think that I may be sound asleep on the couch as soon as my body is hugged by the soft cushions. Here is a spewing of what is on my mind.
20 second grade families
Giggles over silly mistakes and fun stories
Growth and strengths shared
Struggles discussed and goals set
Serious behavior conversations have been had
Reassurances that grade level targets will be met
Tools shared on how to help children be successful
Celebrations over growth and past goals being met
Smiling families leaving
Exhausted teachers dragging bags home
The life of a teacher can be challenging at times but rewarding in so many ways. I love and dread conferences. I love sharing successes and fun stories. I love letting families know that I've taken time to truly know and appreciate their child. I hate being the barer of bad news and having to point out areas of concern. It breaks my heart for children to see a grade they don't want....but we get to set goals to change those areas. 1/3 of the year is left and I plan on sharing more successes before summer.