Yesterday was a long, but productive, day as I met with almost all of my parents. I wanted to share the conference form I use that is pretty quick and easy to write.
Several years ago, I used to write a paragraph about each child. It took so long to look at all of their assessments, then try to word a sweet, but direct, synopsis 18 different times. I decided there must be a quicker way. So, I created a checklist-style conference form. The skills closely relate to our lengthy report card. All of the "positives" are listed on one side and the "let's work on these" skills are listed on the other. Sometimes, I will put a checkmark on both sides (ex. If a child can count by 1s and 5s but not 10s, I will just circle the 1s and 5s on the "positive side" and then circle the 10s on the "negative side." ) I feel like it's a quick way for parents to see areas of praise and areas of concern.
Here's a look at my checklist. I have downloaded it as a Word document, in hopes that you could change it to meet your needs. Click on the picture to download.
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