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Parent - Teacher Meetings As easy as A-B-C.  Essential building blocks for home to school communication.  A time for listening, sharing, and working.

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1 Parent - Teacher Meetings As easy as A-B-C

2  Essential building blocks for home to school communication.  A time for listening, sharing, and working together.  An opportunity for teachers to explain your child’s progress, grades, and the grade-level standards.  Successful when parents and teachers have two- way conversations about how to help your child succeed. Parent-Teacher Meetings Are:

3 Before the Meeting 1.Write notes to share with the teacher about: a.Things in your child’s life you feel are important for the teacher to know (birth of a baby, loss of someone close, etc.). b.Questions about your child’s progress c.Your concerns about the school’s programs or activities.

4 2.If other family members can’t attend the meeting with you, ask for their concerns and questions. 3. Ask your child questions, such as: a. What do you like about school? b. What do you dislike about school? c. Is there anything to ask or tell the teacher? Before the Meeting

5 During the Meeting 1.Arrive on time. Be aware that the teacher may be behind schedule. 2.Say something nice about the teacher or the classroom. 3.Tell the teacher you have certain things you would like to talk about. 4.Begin with your most important questions.

6 5.Ask questions about what your child is learning. a.Is my child at grade level with his/her reading, writing, and math? b.May I see some of my child’s work? c.What are my child’s strengths and weaknesses in class? d.What can I do at home to support what my child is learning in school? e.What expectations do you have for children in your class? 6.If you run out of time but have more to talk about, ask for another meeting at a later date.

7 Test Results Your child’s classroom teacher has access to assessment data on your child. You can ask your child’s teacher to provide you with this information.

8  Ask specific questions about what you can to do to help your child.  Find out how you can contact the teacher.  Find out how the school will communicate with you. The Most Important Part of the Meeting

9 After the Meeting 1.Talk about the meeting with your child, and share the positive comments made by the teacher. 2.Develop a plan with your child to act upon suggestions from the conference. 3. Maintain communications with the teacher.

10 4.Start a folder about your child  Report cards  Samples of work  Notes from the teacher  Test scores 5.Make a calendar  Mark the next parent-teacher meeting  Mark important events  Mark parent meetings and social events

11 Together we will make a difference in your child’s learning!


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