I survived parent-teacher conferences.
Do they have a shirt for that? I mean, I spent hours prepping, worked 7am-5pm, and hardly ate a thing all day!
With that said, I’ve only done 1/3 of my class so far, but I am still so relieved and happy!
This was my first year conducting parent-teacher conferences on my own.
For the last three years I’ve translated for parent-teacher conferences and been a part of numerous conference for intervention students.
However, the student’s classroom teacher would run the conference and I was there to translate or share how the student was achieving during my instructional time.
But this time, I was on my own. So naturally, I turned to all the amazing and seasoned teachers I work with and to amazing bloggers for advice.
One of my first grade teammates advised me to have students complete a self-evaluation.
She said that in the past, her first graders have been very honest about they are doing in school and it was eye opening to share student evaluations with parents at conferences.
In the self evaluation sheets I created, I asked students to evaluate how they follow school rules, the way they treat others, and the quality of their work. I also asked students whether or not they finish their lunch, if they read at home and if they keep their desks clean. Finally, they added one area they want to improve on this year.
We discussed these items verbally for about a week before students put their evaluations on paper. My students proved to be very honest, and some were pretty hard on themselves!
I really like that it got my firsties thinking about their school performance, rather than someone telling them how they do in school.
So far, it has been great insight for parents and myself alike! You can download my student self evaluation forms at the bottom of this post!
FREE Parent – Teacher Conference Forms
Do you want to try this with your students?
Click here to download your free parent-teacher conference form and student self-evaluation!
***UPDATE: I have had many requests for an editable version of these parent-teacher conference forms. Click here to view the editable version.***
What’s your best parent-teacher conference or tip? Tell me about it in the comments below!
Another FREE Parent Teacher Conference Resource!
Do you teach children to read? You don’t want to miss this free reading tips brochure! It’s perfect for handing out at conferences and it will teach your students’ parents how they can support them in learning to read. Click here or on the picture below to read about it and download the freebie!
Another FREE Survey for Your Students!
Download this editable and free back to school reading interest survey and get to know your elementary school students so you can serve them best!