Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Marathon Day is Coming

Parent Conference Days are a challenge! Here's a freebie that will help you prepare!
Next Tuesday is Marathon Day. Many call it Parent Conference Day. We have an early dismissal day,  then conferences for the rest of the day. I have a 20 minute lunch and no planning period, then I conference until 8:00 at night. 

I think the hardest part is that I get so thirsty from talking so much, but I don't dare drink much water... that's a long wait for a bathroom break!

Well, there's also the fact that it's a Tuesday. Usually we have these late nights on Thursdays, so we just have to survive one more day before the weekend. One can always make it through a Friday.
Parent Conference Days are a challenge! Here's a freebie that will help you prepare!
Luckily, I have lots of great news to give the parents about the improvements their children have made. They're a great bunch of kids, and are showing lots of improvement in lots of areas.


In order to prepare, I send home this questionnaire for the parents to fill out. Having the input of the parents ahead of time helps me prepare for the conferences. Click HERE for the freebie!

How do you prepare for conferences?
How much time do you have to complete them?




2 comments:

  1. Ours are next Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, and we don't get an early dismissal, but because they are spread over two afternoons we only go from 2.30 - 5.15pm. Each conference is only 15 minutes long, and about half have to be translated, so there's a limit to how much we can do, but it's a great time to connect with parents and showcase their kids work.

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  2. Karen, I agree, it's a great time to connect with parents. But I have to admit, I'm looking forward to it being done!

    Sally

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