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Report Cards, Assessments, & Parent/Teacher Conferences

Our district and school have been incredibly busy this week as the first trimester ends. As a result, report cards are due and parent/teacher conferences are scheduled. 378 more words


FDK Update: Assessment and Communication

Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) Blog #4  tells the literacy teaching story from the perspective of a first time Full Day Kindergarten parent (Yiola).   In this post I share elements of the assessment process and how my child’s development has been communicated. 1,064 more words


Day 689: Different styles

When I have trouble communicating with or understanding another human being, I often say (or think)

We have different styles.

That’s a more helpful way for me to deal with different personality styles than thinking (or saying):

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Personal Growth

Report cards (vague cards without reports)

When I was in fourth grade, I received my first bad grade.  It was on a science test that I was completely unprepared for and my grade was a 52 % or a “U” which stood for “unsatisfactory.” 1,214 more words


Student led conferences

Instead of hours of teacher/ parent speculation, the fifth grade team spent the past two afternoons hosting student lead conferences. Students shared work samples and written reflections on topics such as “digital citizenship” and “upholding behavioral norms” as well as their work studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, math and science. 65 more words

When you are the parent that everyone blames.

It has been a few weeks since Parent Teacher Conferences and I feel like I can almost write about it now. Almost.

I knew going into it that it wouldn’t be good. 808 more words