tis the season for Parent Teacher interviews

@Ravenladyj (22936)
United States
November 8, 2007 5:49pm CST
My hubby and I just got back from the interview with my daughters teacher and I have to say both my husband and I are not only thoroughly impressed but also shocked about some of what we learned tonight! Not only is my girl doing very well in class (which we expected) we also found out that she is above her age level in several things....the one that REALLY got us though was her reading level...According to the testing, she is reading at a 10.2 (grade 10, second month) level!!! She's 12 and in grade 6 btw..and her teacher is very pleased with her writing skills as well (girlie writes the way I do on my websites, talking to her audience for lack of a better way of putting it and she is very discriptive and when reads to the class, very animated LOL something she also gets from me :-D ). Her math again this yr is amazing as well which is fabulous....We're absolutely thrilled at how it went AND her teacher is super nice too LOL which is always a bonus :-D Also the teacher is going to work with me on helping my daughter put together a humanitarian type project which my girl has voiced much interest in lately as well as bring in some of her college poetry for my daughter to read since she's voice interest in that as well... Do you usually attend your childs Parent Teacher interviews? (I know some parents that just don't bother going to them which I personally think is a shame)...Do you work with the information you get from those meetings? Do you reward your kids if they get a good report from the teacher? (we don't...I really dont think its necessary though we have on occasion given the kids a little allowance bonus when they bring home a stellar report card but even thats rare for us to do)
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@irishmist (3819)
• United States
13 Nov 07
I'm happy your daughter is doing so well! I always went to my kids parent teacher meetings. They are grown now. I always enjoyed hearing about the progress they made, and what they needed extra help in. My daughter always goes to the meetings as well for 2 of her three kids. A concerned parent should take the time to do things like this. A parent should also take the time to tell the child how proud they are of them as well.
• United States
12 Nov 07
That is really wonderful news!! Well as you know I don't have kids but I would want to go to those meetings. Like you I think they are important. Plus it's nice to get to know your child's teacher a bit and vise versa. I think it helps open communications between home life and school life.
@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
9 Nov 07
When my now grown kids were in school I always looked forward to the meetings with their teachers. My middle daughter was especially intelligent and moved ahead 2 grades twice in her school career. My oldest daughter and my son were average students and I loved hearing the teachers talk about all three of them. They made me proud!
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
9 Nov 07
If I have a car or if the school is close I always go to the interviews. For the boys it is very important to touch base because they both have learning challenges. It is a great time to talk about what is working and what needs improvement or adjustments. We will have ours on the 21st this month. I go to my daughter's too. Though she does well in school I usually like to touch base to know for sure everything is cool.
@sid556 (30989)
• United States
9 Nov 07
I am very involved in my daughters education and have always attended conferences. Oft times my daughter has been the source of "concern" for teachers which really makes me feel bad. she is a good kid and a very bright kid. I work with the school on issues. I don't reward her for good reports nor do I punish her for not so good. I talk with her on areas that need improvement and praise her for what she is doing well at.
• United States
9 Nov 07
I'm not a parent, I'm 18. But i've gone to my brother and sister's conference when my mother couldn't. Although this year I don't think it'll be possible for either of us since my mother can't take off a day next week, and I have college classes. But I have gone before to see how my siblings are doing. Although they aren't at the top of their class they are getting better and this year is the best. I just started to work with my brother on his math and giving him worksheets everyday to work on. Sometimes he goes through five worksheets with 20 or 10 problems on them. I've always told him that practice makes perfect. Although with all those worksheets it makes it stressful for me to do my work and such. Good luck with your little genius and have a good night. ^_^
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
9 Nov 07
My daughter is only 4. She is in a program called Parents as Teachers.It's for children age birth to 5 yrs old. Currently she is in the pre-school portion of the program, and the teacher comes to us once a month. She lets us know how she is doing and gives us activities to keep her on task! It's an awesome program. But what a shame more parents don't take a more active role. When the time comes I will be going to her meetings with her teachers. My daughter currently loves school and has made the decision to be a teacher at 4. Numbers are her current love. Maybe a Math teacher who knows!!