Both yesterday and today I sat down with our kids’ teachers for their annual conferences. I should have been the smart parent, who scheduled them both in the same day, but in all honesty, I totally forgot to schedule either of theirs at the Fall Open House and was just given available times by their teachers. It all worked out fine.
Ellee’s conference is always a big one for me.
Over the years, we’ve learned that she’s had to work extra hard when it comes to school.
Collectively, we’ve sat through many conferences and received many progress reports about our daughter. Some years have been harder than others, because as I’ve mentioned before, it’s hard being a parent of a child that struggles in school.
It’s hard looking at papers and hearing numbers and percentages and averages as well. Many times, I’ve sat through the conferences, feeling helpless for our daughter, knowing that regardless of what her letter grades were, she had tried her very hardest.
I am quite happy to share though, that this year’s conference was great. I sat across from four different teachers who all told me such beautiful things about our daughter They applauded her hard work and her kindness and shared that she was an absolute delight to have in class. They praised her progress and shared how she loves to help others. And we went over the letters and the numbers and I was thrilled to see reflected, the progress that our darling girl has indeed made, thanks to the wonderful support she has from her many teachers and from a school that values and supports learners who struggle.
I’m proud of myself because I got through my first conference without crying. And I couldn’t be more proud of our sweet Ellee, who is indeed making progress and continuing to work hard for her accomplishments.
And of course, I am also so proud of Christian as well. He made the Principal’s Honor Roll and had an incredible report card, excelling in all areas of Sixth grade. His teacher had very good things to say about his hard work and his effort and I also left his conference with great gratitude for our children’s teachers and for their school.
All in all, both conferences went well and I was so thankful for that. I’m thankful for hard working teachers and for a wonderful public school that has the best interest of our kids in mind. I’m overall thankful that they are both learning and growing and succeeding in the efforts that they are both putting forth.