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Uncategorized   |   Oct 14, 2008

Parent conference LOLcats

By Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Parent conference LOLcats

By Angela Watson

This year I tried to do all my initial parent conferences in three days.

I announced at Open House (and through three subsequent notes home) that I would be coming in at 6:45 a.m. and staying until 5 p.m. from Tuesday through Thursday to accommodate working parents. Those three days were loooong, but I think I like getting most of the conferences taken care of right away, instead of giving up my planning time every single day for a month. Thanks to intense badgering, I have now met with ALL of my families except one. That might be a personal record.

Overall I would say things went well. A few highlights:







Obviously, I’m kidding. My kids’ parents are perfectly lovely. And yes, I captioned these myself at icanhascheezburger.


Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Angela created the first version of this site in 2003, when she was a classroom teacher herself. With 11 years of teaching experience and more than a decade of experience as an instructional coach, Angela oversees and contributes regularly to...
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  1. That’s another way to schedule it. Sounds like you make your own schedule.

    We have 4-1/2 days for the kids. 2 days we have afternoon meetings until 3:30 and the other 2 days we leave and come back for night conferences to accomodate parents who work.

    I have to say, I do like the 1/2 days of teaching- a little break.

  2. I love, love, love the idea of having two half days and coming back in the evening for conferences!

    In my district, we are not alloted ANY time for conferences and have to squeeze them in before or after school. Scheduling them late in the day is hard because there’s no one in the office after 3. I have to wait down by the front gate for parents and escort them up to my classroom. Alone.

    I once taught in a district that gave two full days per year, which actually didn’t work well because it’s impossible to cram 27 meetings into a single day without losing your mind. I think the half days–which accommodate working parents–is the best possible solution.

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