We just wanted to send out a note to remind you about Student-Led conferences tomorrow, and to tell you a bit about the process so you know what to expect.
You and your child will arrive and your child will become your tour guide. Please let your child take the lead and he/she will take you through stations that have been chosen and you will be taught how to ‘play’ there. All three classes are open for you to travel through. The entire Pre-K space is your child’s learning space, so you are welcome to visit all our classrooms.
Please ask them a lot of quality questions. Ask them about what they THINK about when they are doing the activities. Ask them how they KNOW that. Wonder about how they FELT. Don’t give them the answer or show them what you can do – let them be your teacher – act as if you are not sure. Question them and let them take the lead. Really listen to them. Some of the children will zoom through their portfolios – slow them down and ask them to relax.
Please take the time to visit the Arts room down the Kindergarten hallway, the gym to see what they learn in PE, and head up to the 4th floor to see the Russian Culture classes and our SEN educator Ms. Doak in 4067. We will be there in and around the room if you need us, but the student-led conference is really about time for you to listen to your child. If you have any concerns about your child’s learning, please don’t hesitate to let us know and we can make a time to chat about it on a different day.
You will be given a ‘See-Think-Wonder’ reflection sheet and a pen. This is an opportunity for you to share your thinking about your child’s learning. We will have an example of this thinking routine to help you know how to do this.
Looking forward to seeing you all,