|It is the time of year that parent teacher conferences are being held and the mid-term grades are coming out. Both of these events give parents an opportunity to get a good pulse on the start of the school year. However, these conferences can be a bit uncomfortable at times. After all, you are likely sitting across from a complete stranger talking about someone you love to the moon and back!
Here are a few questions that you can ask at conferences to make sure that you get the most out of those precious moments:
- What will my child learn this year in key subjects like math, science, social studies and language arts? (Elementary age focus)
- How will my child be evaluated? (Elementary age focus)
- How do you know if they are ready to move onto the next grade? (Elementary age focus)
- How are grades determined in this class?
- How do I know on a daily basis what homework is assigned? When tests will occur?
- How do you accommodate differences in learning?
Parent-teacher conferences are done to keep parents updated on student achievement. Schools want involved parents! Be sure to go to conferences and check in periodically through email or phone calls.