I decided to share a little glimpse into how I put together my Parent/Teacher conferences each year!
First, I start out by sending home this parent/teacher conference request form.
When the parents return this form requesting a parent/teacher conference I schedule their conference and send home an appointment notice letting them know the day and time their conference is set for.
I also send home this parent questions and concerns form. This really helps me make sure I am not caught off guard by any questions the parents might have and make sure I have all the resources available to answer their questions during their conference time.
Before conferences I put together a folder for each child that has all the information, paperwork, etc. that I am going to discuss during conferences with the parents.
Each folder has….
...a benchmark note that explains to the parents the different tests and data we use to measure how a child is performing academically. It explains the data and where a first grader should be at this point in the school year. It also lists how their child is performing at this time.
...Printable reports such as their child’s Accelerated Reader reading report, STAR Reading level report, report card, etc.
...An evaluation of how their child’s work habits and behaviors are at school.
...Handouts and ideas on how they can help their child at home. This might include sight word practice pages, handwriting practice pages, math fact practice, reading fluency pamphlet, writing prompts, non-sense word practice, syllable count practice, etc.
During conferences I set out this bulletin board outside my classroom door. This bulletin board has helpful information for parents to read while they are waiting for their conference time. The bulletin board includes handouts and practice pages they can take home to help their child at home. Many parents want to help their child at home, but just don’t know how. These handouts and practice pages give the parents easy ways to help at home.
Click HERE to download my Parent/Teacher conference forms, bulletin board, and practice pages on my TpT store!...