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Life Events: The Parent Teacher Conference

posted by Alicia on November 18, 2009 | print article | e-mail to a friend
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  • Sarahbeth

    As an educator, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate parents that are both concerned and prepared. I don’t know if Lucy has an agenda, but if she doesn’t, you might want to look into getting one for her. Many schools have begun requiring them. (I wish mine did when I was younger. I might be more organized now if it was ingrained in me at a young age!) If Lucy’s school doesn’t, have her write the homework down each night and ask the teacher to sign off on it. It is a simple task that will pay off greatly in the long run.

    Also, I don’t know what state you live in, but most states have their own education standards. You can find these on your state’s education website. In Georgia, where I teach, this is the basis for pretty much every lesson plan (and is in most states.) While the wording is usually pretty obnoxious, it will give you a very clear layout over what will be expected from your child from Kindergarten to 12th grade in everything from English and math to music and health.

    If you want to look for ways to go above and beyond when it comes to your child’s education, a phenomenal resource is the website There’s a red tab at the top on the right side of the page labeled “Parent & Afterschool Resources.” It will give you activities to do with your child to help her with what is going on in the classroom. These activities are organized by grade level, making the site easy to navigate and easy to use.

    I teach 9th grade English, so I’m not too familiar with Lucy’s current stage of development, but the things I mentioned are a good place to start. Ultimately, because you are so concerned about your child’s education and I’m sure you teach her a lot from home, I’m sure Lucy’s going to be just fine. I hope this helped!

  • Alicia Rockmore

    Thanks so much for these comments. Really appreciate it

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