I’ve just about finished up parent-teacher conferences — a little ahead of schedule due to some traveling I’ll be doing during the Thanksgiving Break.
Though the idea of holding 27 extra meetings just before the holiday break is always a little daunting, I always end up enjoying them. That was particularly true this year.
This was my first time conferencing with a whole new set of families and it felt really good to connect with everyone. Often our conference schedule feels a little too early in the year — how much is there really to talk about after just two months of school. But I actually found that it was a great time for a check-in. It seems that, at least in first grade, there are plenty of knowing looks and conversations-in-code in front of the children exchanged in the hallways between parents and teachers. It was refreshing to have some dedicated time to talk.
Preparing for the conferences also gave me a chance to go through my resources and notes of observations and think through what kinds of things the parents needed to know. As I thought about it, I put together a skills checklist that I’ll work on for each child to help guide my end-of-year report writing process.
First Grade Skills
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I saved it as a pdf and uploaded it, so if you’re interested in using it, just put your email in the box above and it’ll get sent to you. This worksheet comes from a variety of resources — I just put it together in a way that I thought would be helpful. I hope it helps you.