I've conducted nearly 600 parent/teacher conferences but last week I had my first one sitting on the other side of the table. I have to admit, it was a little intimidating! That's something that many parents tell us - but I never really "got" it.
As every good parent does, I brought a special treat for the teachers since I understand that conferences take a lot of extra time and energy. I waited until the conference was over to give them their pumpkin cookies from Paradise Bakery, so it wouldn't look like a bribe!
Stevie and I were incredibly impressed by how professional the conference was and how much preparation had gone into it.
Shyla sat in the corner reading books while they showed us her portfolio and how she was doing on each early development standard. For each one they had photographs and stories!
Here's what we took away: this girl is brilliant!
For each standard she is achieving at a 4 year old level (keep in mind she is only 3 years and 4 months) and she is even achieving at a 5 year old level when it comes to reciting songs, poems, and stories.
That is all fine and good - but I wasn't surprised. She amazes us everyday with her knowledge and language development and, of course, motor development.
We know she is smart but that wasn't the part of the conference I was most interested in.
I worry much more about her socially than I probably every will academically. As you know, the first
We are proud!