Friday, October 16, 2015

Parent/Teacher Conference

We went to our first parent/teacher conference last night.

Honestly, we were both a little nervous. As parents, we obviously want our kid to be doing well in school, but I think as educators, we were really hoping that she wasn't the kind of student who is driving the teachers crazy.

We noted on a recent visit that Zuzu's special place in the peace circle is right next to one of the teachers.

(While that could mean nothing, I think we all know that it probably means something.)

Anyway, we had a nice conversation and got a good report overall. Words used to describe Zuzu's behavior at school included: "Spirited," "Determined," and "Strong-willed."

(It is quite possible that those are all euphemisms.)

But the teachers also used the word "Delightful."

Because, obviously.


  1. Obviously. My youngest is having a hard time with first grade. School started in August but the assigned teacher was injured and couldn't return. He didn't receive a permanent teacher until last week. We've had some, um, dramatic days.

    1. That sounds like a rough start! Hope that a more predictable routine makes things easier for him.

  2. Hahaha.

    Your tag has me cracking up. I had Benjamin's conference a couple weeks ago and his teacher commented on how smart he is, but also commented plenty about him getting his way, being determined (perhaps negative...okay YES negative), and not sharing. She also mentioned his complete disinterest to participate in art-related, fine motor activities.

    Ah, yes. So she has met Benjamin.

    But then she commented about how funny he is and even went on to mention his awesome hair (which is always Albert Einstein-ish).

    I'm not sure I'm ready for conferences yet. I'm fairly certain Andrew and Eliza would've been the kids without a need for euphemisms. No check marks on report cards for behavior, at least in my perfect mind of who they would be.

    Ah, but Benjamin and Zuzu. Gotta love 'em.

    1. Oh, I completely agree. Andrew and Eliza would have been our model students. Not that they would have been perfect, but I imagine them as eager-to-please first borns and excellent role models. Sigh.

      Thank goodness for Benjamin and Zuzu and all the laughter they bring us.

  3. My teachers always said I was "spirited". My mom always said it was a nice way to say I talked too much. Now Wade's teachers say it about him. Spirited!

  4. lol. So cute. She is FULL of delight.
    And what Brandy said, I often think about that with Jack. I'm sure I'm projecting here, but I'm sure he would have been my sensitive-soulful son.

    1. I think Jack was most definitely your sensitive soul. And what an awesome big brother he would have been.

  5. I love the post! Have a nice weekend:)