Monday, February 11, 2008

Parent-Teacher Conferences....

This week is every teacher's nightmare....parent/teacher conferences. Don't get me wrong, I think that some parent/teacher conferences are a good thing and necessary, however many are not. I just don't understand some parents. Why do the ones that have children that are exceeding have to ask SO many questions and be SO concerned, while the ones that have children who are failing rarely even show up. It is just so backwards! We really don't need to meet with you if your child is making excellent progress and is an overall great kid, so can you please just not come! Why do we need to waste your time and ours? You have a smart kid, so stop being so over concerned and being such a pain! haha

So, this week is going to be a crazy one, so I probably won't have very much extra time for writing. But if I come across any great stories or funny moments during our conferences, I will be sure to make a post. Today's conference were a big bore, so nothing to report. :-) But if you think about it, please pray for me and Suzanne this week. We really hate meeting with the parents...I mean that's why we got into teaching - to work with kids, not adults! We don't do well with adults! They scare us! haha

Love you all! Have a great week! (Hopefully a little better then mine)


Suzanne said...

Yes they do scare us!!! :)

Amy Middleton said...

haha, that's funny...yeah it is sad that exactly the parents that need to get involved are absent while the kids that do great have involved parents- there is such a connection there- obviously the kids do better when the parents care! What are these absent parents doing that is so much more important?