Magazine article Work & Family Life

To Make the Most of a Parent-Teacher Conference

Magazine article Work & Family Life

To Make the Most of a Parent-Teacher Conference

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My daughter just started kindergarten and the first parentteacher conference is scheduled for November. Any suggestions?

-P.M., New Rochelle, NY

Try to find out how much time you will have when you meet with your child's teacher. It could be anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Whatever the limitations of time may be, remember that your goal is to develop a good working partnership with you Yr child's teacher.

Make two lisu-one of the questions you want to ask the teacher and the other of things you want the teacher to know about your child.

Ask the teacher what your child seems most interested in at school and say what she enjoys doing at home.

Ask if your child is working well independently as well getting along with other children. …

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