Hump Day!! I've been uber busy this week, as I'm sure so many of you are!! I forgot my Book Talk Tuesday book, so that'll have to be a Book Talk Thursday!! :-)
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Tonight our school had our 'Cookie Social', which is an opportunity for students and families to visit the school and take a 'walking tour' where they can visit their classroom, the specialist classrooms, the cafeteria....pretty much anywhere they want to visit. We hang out in our rooms and talk with any families that show up, show them around the room, and try to talk to them to see how comfortable they are with coming to school. I get a chance to see the personalities of my kiddos before they come to me ready to learn. No assessing or conferencing or anything like that, just a chance for students ad their families to visit school before they return for the year. Tomorrow is the first day of school for students in grades 1-12. Early Childhood grades will have entry conferences with students and families. Early Childhood students will start school next Tuesday. Tomorrow I have a day full of entry conferences, which is always exciting yet a bit stressful too. Exciting because I get to meet my incoming kinders and briefly assess them on some basic skills, yet stressful because there is always SO MUCH information to fit into the short time given for each conference. I'm always afraid I'm going to forget something!!! This year I made myself a check list to keep me on track! Here is what I will be trying to fit into 20 minute entry conferences tomorrow.
This is the front of my checklist....
And this is the back. The lines are there just in case I forgot something.
Tomorrow I will share with you the different forms I made for parent/student information. I can't wait for you to see my 'conference table', which is one of my kidney tables set up with all of the papers I need to go over. It's pretty colorful!! :-) If you are back in school with your kiddos, I hope that you have a wonderful end of the week!!!
I had such a great time at the Cookie Social meeting new kids and visiting with former ones. Does your school/grade level do anything similar? Maybe an 'Ice Cream Social' or a 'Meet the Teacher Night'?