Students will prepare reflective showcase portfolios to prepare for the event.
As one who believes in the servant leadership model of teaching and learning, I will avail myself during these conferences to family and student questions and concerns.
We'll start the conferences by sharing the good news of a child's gifts, talents, contribution, and accomplishment. Specifically we'll start by giving parents, guardians, colleagues, and students a chance to share their high points and questions.
Next we'll comment about student's academic performance in the following areas:
- leadership and contribution
- creativity and imagination
Then, we'll look ahead and discuss the following academic goals/plans related to the following planned areas of study:
- learning-to-learn behaviors and mindsets
- biography project
- math problem solving, test prep, and practice
- science investigation, research, and writing
- the school play
- fifth grade special events
- middle school transition
The parent-student conference is a good time to meet face-to-face with family members and students to reflect, discuss, and plan for a child's successful learning program and success.