With Parent-Teacher interviews approaching, are you filled with anxiety and nerves? Does sitting in that small kindergarten chair, across from your child’s teacher, take you back to the days when you got in trouble at school?
Whatever your feelings or childhood experiences, you must maximize the fraction of time you’ll get to chat about your child’s progress at school.
Remember: a strong, communicative, and positive teacher-parent-student relationship is essential for student success. As the parent, you can make a huge difference in your child’s success, by doing your part in this three-way relationship. Build a respectful and ongoing rapport, become an ally with the teacher, and you will show your child you’re on board, and engaged, with all academic strategies, expectations, and activities.
The end of the school year is fun and exciting time for everyone! Play days, graduation ceremonies, parties, class outings, outdoor lunch, and a laid-back vibe at school — it’s one of the best times of the year.
BUT, final report cards come at this time too…..
That may NOT be so fun for some kids — for some families!
What is the report card conversation going to sound like at your house?
Do you post the report cards on the fridge, for siblings to compare? Do you discuss marks over the family dinner?