Today is the first day of parent-teacher conferences for the 3rd quarter of the year.
Let's keep track of the project as time goes on today:
2:20: School lets the kids out.
2:30: Parent Teacher conferences official start.
2:40: MY DOOR OPENS! Oh, it's just a kid, bringing back a broom. No parents yet. I wonder what's on Youtube?
2:43: PARENTS! The parents of one of my favorite kids (Oh, wait, are we not allowed to have favorites? Whoops.) came in and we talked about their son, and waving at strangers, because you never know who they'll be. We talked about how the husband waves at planes, in case they're looking, and how the wife is afraid of moose on the path. We talked about my new ice cleats, and the mittens Diana made me back in '04. All in all, it was a fantastic conversation.
3:00: More parents! Not quite as fun, but really, what do you expect?
3:10-3:50: Proofread a persuasive essay for the parent of two of my kids. Seriously. For 40 minutes. It was a good paper, it just needed proofreading, which is what we're working on in class too. Her husband seemed a bit grumpy about it, but I showed her how to track changes, and how to insert page breaks. She was impressed.
3:55: The mother of one of my students talks to me about her son's missing assignments. I discuss his ongoing stomach problems. Both issues are assigned to the suicide of his brother from November. We are both fine with this.
4:00: Watching Youtube videos.
4:45: I've talked to two other teachers, and I've watched Youtube videos since my last check-in.
5:15: I think we're done here.
And we have them again tomorrow.
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