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On Thursday, March 13th you will have the opportunity to participate in a conference led by your child. The allocated date and time for your child’s Student-Led Conference will be sent home by Friday, Feb 28th 2013.
This not a typical Parent/Teacher Conference as students will do the talking and reflecting on their progress this year. Teachers will be there to facilitate and take photos of your child sharing their learning.
Conferences will be held in individual classrooms. They involve four students and the parents rotating through four stations for 10 minutes each, totaling 40 minutes.
The 4 centers will be…
- Portfolio and reflection sharing
- Unit of Inquiry
The conference is a time to celebrate and acknowledge your child’s achievements. Here are some questions to help you prepare for your child’s conference:
• Can you explain this to me?
• How did you come up with this idea?
• How have you grown in this area?
• How can you improve in this area?
• How can we help you at home?
• What was important to you about this?
• If you could do this work over again, how would you change it?
SLC is not an appropriate time for issues to be brought to the attention of the individual teacher. If you have any specific questions or comments please feel free to set up an appointment with your child’s teacher.
Grade Two support teachers and subject teachers are available for the full day. Please visit their rooms and see some of the activities they do with your child. There is no scheduled time to visit these particular teachers. Just pop along before or after your student-led conference.Please use the supervised area in the EC playground for siblings during your child’s conference time. We hope this conference will be a positive learning experience for both you and your child.