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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Homeschool Parent Teacher Conference?

Schools in my area are doing parent teacher conferences next week. As a homeschooler do you to a parent teacher conference?

This might sound a rather stupid question, but when you think about it, conference is not just about a teacher communicating with a parent what a child is doing in school, it's about taking the time to review progress and a child's strengths.

For a homeschooler, conference is a time to look at what you've been doing together. Reviewing can bring back some of the joy of things you've been learning. It can highlight things you want to do more of and things to do differently.

You've been working hard. Acknowledge that, praise yourself, praise your kid/s. Share some more of what you've been doing with a parent who is not working with your child/children every day.

Celebrate and eat a cookie, or a pizza. You'll enjoy the change of pace. All teachers and children need the reward of thinking about good things.


jugglingpaynes said...

Hear, hear!

I want a cookie. :o)

Peace and Laughter,

Barbara said...

Good point! I think we'll have to do that next week! Thanks

Alison Kerr said...

Mmmm, wonder what kind of cookie you're going to have Cristina. Hard to choose?

Thanks for visiting and commenting Barbara. I shall have to come over and visit you.

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