Teacher Talk, part 1

Friday was the day of my parent-teacher conference with Mrs. V., Ane’s kindergarten teacher.

I like Mrs. V. a lot, and I know that Ane really enjoys having her as a teacher. It’s a good combination. And it seems that Mrs. V. likes Ane a lot, too. She had a lot of good things to say about her, and we talked about Ane’s personality type and her academic skills.

Ane is doing very well academically. Later in the winter, there will be a bigger assessment on how far she’s come in math and literacy, but as of right now, Ane is right on track in both categories for a kid with only a couple of months of kindergarten under her belt. She can recognize and read all of the class “snappy words” and is working hard on applying the phonics concepts that they have learned on in class to sounding out words.

Socially, Ane is also fine. Her teacher used words like kind, responsible, helpful, and always follows directions. In fact, sometimes she’s a little too helpful – she’s been found helping kids that don’t really need any help doing things, and Mrs. V. says that a couple of times, she’s had to remind Ane of who the teacher is. It’s shocking, I know.

I get the feeling that this is the kind of conference that any teacher likes to have. Here’s a kid who behaves well in class and is doing well with the curriculum, with no problems to report beyond those typical of the age and personality type. It was an easy, fun conference to have for a parent, too.

Today is Tad’s parent-teacher conference. Since I don’t see his teachers every day any more, I’m eager to hear how things are going in his class. We have so many topics to cover (general behavior, potty training, speech therapy, social skills) that I’m sure that it’ll be interesting, to say the least.

And if it’s not… well, then, I’ll try to make it sound interesting when I write about it tomorrow. 🙂

One Response to “Teacher Talk, part 1”

  1. Ressis
    November 23rd, 2009 11:05

    I’m glad to hear that Ane is doing well. Give her a big hug from us and let her know that we are excited to see her next month!