Thursday, January 29, 2015

Parent-Teacher Conferences

I feel like I haven't blogged in AGES!  This has been one long week, and it isn't even over! As we all know, parent-teacher conference week is insane.  Over the past four days I have worked over forty hours.  I am a tad exhausted, to say the least.  Even though I feel like a zombie, I LOVE seeing the progress my kiddos have made. AND....I love when they see their own progress. Their little faces light right up.

I prepared for almost a week getting graphs completed, writing notes about my kiddos strengths, writing goals for each kid, and thinking through everything I was going to say.  This is keeping it simple for me, but according to my colleagues, this is anything but simple.  I had no idea that I was going over the top because I only have me to compare myself to.

I also love to send home a game that I've made at conferences because I know my kiddos will listen up as soon as I say that magic word. This time, I sent home a vocabulary game that I recently made. Check it out in my TPT store.  Our vocab this year, as I have mentioned in a previous post, is anything but simple.  Any extra practice my students get with these words is fabulous.
As much work as conferences are, I love getting to talk to all my students' parents and get more insight into each of my sweet students. I also love hearing all the things my kiddos go home and tell their parents about me. It is quite entertaining!

Before I get back to watching my guilty pleasures, I MUST tell you the funny of the week.  One of my students earned lunch from me for good behavior.  He came to school a few days later and put some change on my desk.  He told me that this was for the lunch I bought him.  I told him that wasn't necessary and that he earned it.  I gave it back to him and he gave it right back to me.  This went on for quite some time until I finally gave up.  It was only forty cents, but he was so proud giving it to me to pay for the hamburger. (I told his mom and I think she gave me to okay to keep it.) He is such a cutie!  I just love my little, firsties!

Have a fabulous Friday!  Don't be jealous, but I get to leave early tomorrow!  Can't wait for a good, LONG nap!

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