Year 2 Parents Evening Half Term Begins

Last week was the last week in school for my twin girls before half term. That also means that parents evening falls in that week. I’m not sure about everybody else, but I always find parents evening a daunting experience. I always feel like an adult that has gone back to school for twenty minutes. I’m not sure if it’s the small chairs and tables, and the fact that it is held in the school hall, but it always feels a very intimidating environment and then you sit in front of their teacher to hear how your children are getting… [Read More]

When Parents & Teachers Meet – Another Take on the Parent-Teacher Conference

Mrs. D shares some first-hand advice from a teacher’s perspective in her article “Preparing For the Parent-Teacher Conference” available online at:http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/68592/preparing_for_the_parntteacher_conference.html. It is great to hear an experienced teacher’s perspective on parent-teacher conferences. As a veteran of dozens of the yearly meetings, I’ve certainly formulated my own opinion about how to prepare and navigate the conferences. While I agree with Mrs. D. on many points, I think there may be more to keep in mind – and maybe some advice for teachers as well… As an involved parent, I’ve had my own “take” on these annual meetings and have developed… [Read More]

School Photos Parents Evening Year 1 (My Twins)

We are coming to the end of the first half of the first term of year 1 for my five year old twin girls. Oh how they are changing! At times I completely fail to understand what they are talking about! On Monday just gone the girls had their school photographs taken. The conversation I had was interesting to say the least. It reminded me that the girls are only five years old and sometimes are very limited with their explanations about their day at school. So I asked how did school go today and did you have your school… [Read More]

Parents evening Part 1

Parents evening for our four year old twins is fast approaching and it’s definitely a surreal experience. It doesn’t seem like yesterday they were babies and now they’re in nursery. This is the thing though, parents evening for nursery. I remember my older childrens first parents evening, but that was the first year of primary school not nursery.  Is it new now to have nursery parents evening? After all I thought nursery was about play and learning some social skills so what else will I learn about the girls. Eeek goodness knows! It’s going to be very interesting what the… [Read More]