Sunday, October 26, 2014

Parent Teacher Conferences

How can it be my first set of Parent Teacher Conferences already? Wowzas!! Well, it snuck up on me like crazy! Last week, was our PTC.

 I like to be very organized when I meet with parents, some might even say I go overboard with this. ;)

I look at it like this, I want to be able to use the full 10-15 minutes and make it worth the parents coming in. I want them to leave with the feeling that it was totally worth their time to come and talk to me. I also want them to feel like they have left their kid in capable hands. :)

Here is what my table looks like during conference week.

Yes, yes, yes. That is a glittered out blue and orange pumpkin. It's fall conferences! I had to make it festive! Ha ha!

There is a method to the madness. Each pile is set for me to give to the parents or for me to use as a guide. I use this sheet as a tool for parents to see where their student is at. I went and broke down each skill in each academic area and put three columns: beginning, developing, and mastered.  I then put an X where their student lands. This helps the parent understand the report card a little better and gives them an idea on where their kid is at and what can they start working on at home.

I know it is a lot, but I feel parents grasp a little more on what is going on with their student, then just by looking at the report card.

My memory is not what it used to be! Ha ha! I now take notes with each child as I talk with their parents. I like bright colors, so I used bright sticky notes to help with this. I got the idea from Suesstastic. She does amazing things with bright sticky notes!

I loved doing this! Everything that I told a parent I would do, I remembered thanks to this note system. #lifesaver

I also ended this with a thank you note. I wanted to thank the parents for coming in. I know they are busy and I wanted to let them know that I appreciate their time.

All in all, I had a great turnout and feel that my conferences were organized and well put to use. Success! :)

If you are looking for some organizational ideas on PTC, please, try my pack. It has a ton more stuff in it! It is available in my TPT store. Enjoy! :)

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