Sunday, October 16, 2011

Peek at my Week and Parent Teacher Conferences

Hello my friends... I am late in getting this week's Peek out... Shewww! Saturday was a busy day with my family.

 Anyhooo... this week we have our parent-teacher conferences.  I always feel pressed for time during these conferences. There is a lot of information exchanged and I am sure the parents feel it is a little overwhelming as well. My very smart, very dedicated teaching and running partner showed me a conference form she had found. We made a few modifications and TaDa!  I think this will help keep the conference focused.

UPDATE:   I found out where the original form came from!   Emily Rocha! Click on her name to find the link.
She left me a comment that it looked like her form.  So I looked her name up on TpT and THERE IT WAS!   Thank you Emily!
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 I also had planned to revamp my parent tips letter... but then I found  THESE!!!!

They are from the ever-fabulous Meredith at

Keen On Kindergarten



Onward!  Click on any image to download the document with hyperlinks to the products/source.





Here is a non-thematic Writing Station paper you can grab.

Have a great week!


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20 comments:

  1. I love your conference forms, you are so organized Deedee!! Thank you for sharing these!
    Kristen

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  2. Thanks for the shout out, Deedee! Hope conference week goes well.

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  3. Thank you for the parent/teacher conference form! Ours start next week (25th) so this will come in handy! Thank you again!

    www.chrissyandnathan.blogspot.com
    (formerly Wild About Kindergarten with Mrs. Johnson!)

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  4. Thanks Deedee! Glad you liked them! Your conference form looks like a great way to keep conferences on track!
    ~Meredith
    Keen on Kindergarten

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  5. Thanks for the info, Deedee! I'm prepping for conferences this week, too.

    ReadWriteSing

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  6. Deedee,

    You are amazing!!! I always love taking a peek at your week! : )

    Your parent teacher conference form is fantastic!

    Literacy and Laughter

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  7. DeeDee,
    Thanks so much!! I am prepping for conferences as well!
    Beth

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  8. I have a similar conference form I use! I love yours! Especially the bottom sections! Thanks for sharing! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  9. Thanks for all your inspiration!! And all the sharing....sharing is caring (well beyond your classroom wow! Big heart!)
    I love your writing response papers. Do you have any tricks to inspire hesitant Kindergartens to write (as they are still learning letter sounds?

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  10. Hi Heidi! First I start off by telling and modeling how fun it is to write. I infuse this throughout my day... morning message, writer's workshop... I tell my students to just put down the sounds they hear (again we do this throughout the day). I tell them that writing is what writers do and adding words helps to make the message clearer. Since they are already writers, I expect them to try to do this. Now sometimes the letters have NOTHING to do with the sounds, but I still applaud their efforts and don't point out the mis-match...lol! Having All Star Stations really help to motivate my students... They WANT to be on that wall... So funny! My expectations are clear and different for each student. Some of my honeys just put a letter or two down. My proficient writers know I expect them to do more, because they CAN do more. I hope that makes sense.

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  11. Hey Deedee-I absolutely LOVE your writing paper. Those little checkboxes at the top are genius! I have been looking for something just like this to put at my writing center-so thank you! Would you ever consider making a similar paper, but with a smaller box that has maybe 2 lines underneath it for the kids to write their story-my kiddos are filling the whole box with their picture and then getting stuck with where to fit the words in.
    ~Meredith
    Keen on Kindergarten

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  12. The form looks very similar to one I posted on teachers pay teachers. I am beyond flattered that you like it so much!! :)

    Emily Rocha

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  13. Emily, Which form? The conference form? A teacher friend had it and shared it with me. I will be happy to link a credit to you. Could you give me the link? I can embed it in this post.

    I certainly don't want to be "one of THOSE bloggers"...

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  14. No worries! It's free so I'm not worried about losing any sales! I'm actually very flattered that you like it! I created this my first year teaching (last year) and its nice that veteran teachers like yourself use it. Here is the link, but I'm not at all worried about getting credit. :) http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Parent-Teacher-Conference-Guided-Notes

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  16. What are some examples of how you explain to the parents what you will work on at school?

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    1. It depends on what the issue was. If the child had a behavior issue, I would discuss how I would reinforce positive behavior.

      If there were academic concerns, I would talk about my small group instruction and perhaps an academic intervention I would try.

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  17. I love your parent-teacher conference notes sheet. Do you happen to have a version so that the info can be typed in and then printed out?
    Thanks,
    Debbie

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    1. If you go into your blogger "template" section, you had adjust the settings for mobile devices.

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