I now understand why educators value their time off so much! After a wonderful Fall Break and time off, I feel refreshed and ready to go again!
We had parent/teacher conferences yesterday and I think that things went well. A lot of the parents were happy with the report cards and most of them wanted to know ways to help their child improve the grades. We only talked with a couple of parents who had students who did not pass one subject and had low scores on the others. I wasn't sure how that was going to go but things didn't get out of hand. I was surprised that many of the parents came alone. There was a set of parents who divided up so they could be in two classrooms at the same time.
You can learn a lot about a child from his or her parents. I noticed many of the traits you see in the student are also found in the parents. A couple of them straight out told us, "Yeah, she got that from me." As always you have the proud parents and you have the parents who want to know what they can do to help at home. I think that I am going to have a list of ideas for parents who want to help at home. You have the things they are already doing and there is always something they haven't thought of that you have.