Parent Teacher Conferences AND Evaluations - Whew!

Is everyone done with Parent Teacher Conferences?  I am. almost. I had three parents that didn't show up for their appointments. Does this happen to you?  Every year I let parents choose a time-frame that works best for them. For the most part, parents do come because they must if they want their child's report card.  I suppose, although, we do utilize an online gradebook that grants parental access to view. SO...I would imagine most of them already know their child's grades BUT don't parents still want the report card? Doesn't anyone save these in their child's memory box anymore? Maybe my old brain just hasn't wrapped around that concept yet of not having a piece of memorabilia to hang onto or hang on the fridge.  Anywho...I still have 2 of those 3 parents to meet with.  After making contact with them today, I should {hopefully} have them all wrapped up by the end of the day on Thursday.  Let's hope.

Here is how my table looks before the first parent arrives.

I'm not gonna lie. This table looked nothing like this after the first 2-3 parents had left.  The piles looked so nice and made my OCD brain so happy so, you would think that I would keep it that way. Well, that is what I intend to do. every. year. It just isn't how it goes.  Next year, I will go into conferences with another vow to stay organized. And maybe use a prettier color of construction paper for my files to boot:)

My next tidbit of excitement business is my Formal Evaluation.  Does anyone else use PowerEval for their evaluations?

I will have to let you know how it goes but, right now, it is ALOT of paperwork computer work. I  would just as soon my principal walk in on me any day, at {almost} any time (let's be honest, there are just some times that we are glad that no one else was around to witness a little chaos) to see what I'm doing, how my kiddos are doing and such.  Oh, life would be easy, wouldn't it?  Well, instead, I am entering data, lesson plans, pre-observation forms, artifacts (yep, read that right - just like when I was compiling a Student Portfolio!) just to show him what he already has seen and knows.  Such a racket.  I will have to report back on how that goes.  My lesson isn't going to be earth-shattering BUT I did want to let him witness my kiddos creating a portion of their Interactive Notebooks so we will be doing a little bit o' that.  I'll have to remember to take some pictures to show you what I've got planned.  Until then...wish me luck!

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