The Frenzy Before the Conferences


Slice of Life Challenge Day #13

The Frenzy Before the Conferences

Here’s my list of things I’ve accomplished and need to get done in prep for our student-led conferences tomorrow and Friday!

Update student work on my bulletin board outside. CHECK

Put up current classroom charts in my classroom. CHECK

Print and laminate photos of students. CHECK

Post the photos in the classroom bulletin board. CHECK

Clean my desk. CHECK

Print Conference schedule printed out and hanging outside the classroom door. CHECK.

Have students complete packet of reflections on their growth as learners in different subject areas. CHECK

Have students prepare and organize writing portfolios to share. CHECK

Have students help set up classroom desks and materials for stations. CHECK

Have students prepped with descriptions and expectations of the different stations for conferences. CHECK.

Have students practice run through of the stations with classmates for an hour before the schools day ends. CHECK.

Have student goals sorted and in order of when they are coming in with parents. CHECK.

Read through and add new strengths to the goals sheet. CHECK.

Pick out a good teacher outfit for conferences.

Get a good night’s sleep.

my to read list…

There are so many books I hope to read. Here are my top ones. Hopefully I can finish them within the next month!

1. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyers- Finally at the last one. I’m not happy about Bella wanting to turn into a vampire. Team JACOB!!  🙂

2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins- The sequel to The Hunger Games, which I finally read this summer. I loved it. This is a really good series, a bit violent for my kids, but some of the mature ones have read it. I borrowed this one from of my students! There’s also third book that just came out called Mockingjay. I hope to read that after.

3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- This is the book we’re reading for our teacher’s book club group at my school. It has actually been a book I’ve been meaning to read for a while, so I’m excited to read it now.

4. How’s It Going? by Carl Anderson- I loved Carl Anderson’s presentations at the TC Writing Conference this summer and bought his first book.  It’s a practical guide about how to conference with student writers. I really need to take time to sit down and read through it.