Conferences already?!

Seriously?! 
Pic from Scholastic Administrator
They always sneak up on me!  I know they’re on “the calendar,” but I always forget (or block out) how much time and paperwork go into each one.
I wish I had more to share, but I MUST get ready for this upcoming week.  We get out early tomorrow and Tuesday so parents and teachers can meet.  The majority of my conferences are tomorrow from 1:00-7:00.
I do have a tip that always helps the conference run smoothly:
Create a checklist/notes page for each student.  
I have a generic template for things I want to cover with the parents, but I write personal notes about each child after printing it out.
This includes:
– reading/writing levels
– SuccessMaker scores
– testing data (CogAT/ITBS scores)
– strengths and weakness (COMPLIMENT SANDWICH!)
– behavior issues/possible solutions (if needed)

Here’s a snapshot of the checklist:

Click the pic to download it for yourself and change it to fit your needs.  πŸ™‚
I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend and has a great week ahead of them!  Do you have early release days for parent conferences?
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    jivey
    February 24, 2013 at 10:26 am

    They always sneak up on me too! My long day is Tuesday, but only til 6. 7 is an awfully long day!!
    Jessica
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    Sarah
    February 24, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    We have student led conferences coming up in march. I teach firsties so it'll be interesting to see how they lead the show!

    Sarah
    teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com

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    Briawna
    February 24, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Thank you!

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    Dana
    February 24, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    It is, Jessica! But I get to home at 1:00 on Tuesday (since I chose to have most of mine on Monday). πŸ™‚

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    Dana
    February 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    That sounds fun! I'm sure they will do well!!!

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    Dana
    February 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    You're welcome! πŸ™‚

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