That's right, it's parent and teacher conference time! At my school district, we have Fall and Spring conferences. And this year we have two nights of conferences a week apart. I had my first night of conferences last night and then the next one is next Thursday. I went ahead and prepared all of my conference notes ahead of time and so I'm already ready for next week's.
I've always sat at my reading table, sitting across from parents during our conference. But I've heard from many how that's a bit of a no-no. So this year I prepared one of my student tables for our conferences. I laid a cheapy tablecloth over it and had all of my files right there. See the picture below!
I think it worked out really well for my conferences last night. It makes the environment a little more comfortable for parents and shows I'm not across the table being against them, but having a discussion WITH them about their child.
Anyway, I made a few reading handouts that I sent home with parents during conferences. They are "Help your Child Become A Better Reader" handouts for fiction books as well as nonfiction books. The idea is not mine, I've seen a variety of them out there. But I wanted to make my own to go with the type of comprehension questions I work on with my students during reading groups. Feel free to grab yourself a copy! If you do, I'd love to hear from you!
Have I said how much I LOVE teaching second grade reading groups?!? They CAN read already! And they get it! Well... most of them. I get to actually have book talks and ask tough questions that make my kiddos think! LOVE it!