Today we started practicing our conferences. I paired myself up with a kiddo and pretended I was the student and I was sharing my success with my parent. I showed both the right and wrong ways to tell our parents about what we were sharing. Of course I got a little dramatic but I wanted them to know that just staring at their work and not communicating wasn't going to fly. I then paired the kiddos up with a friend who would be their pretend parent and let them practice together. We'll be practicing more tomorrow and Thursday so that everyone is well prepared.
I really love having my students and their families participate in student led conferences! It's a great way to watch the families interact and let my firsties shine! I've attached a few of the handouts I'll be using this week! Feel free to take a peek!