Today I had conferences with both Deniska and Nikolai's teachers. Both teachers said the boys were ready for 2nd grade. This was a relief to me. At mid-term, we were not so sure that either boy would be ready. The hardest part of the whole conference was to not take control and run the conference. As a teacher, it was hard for me to be "the parent" and listen. I did ask lots of intelligent questions and took lots of notes.
I was very pleased with Deniska's conference. He has a seasoned teacher and it really shows. He has made tremendous strides this year. I will tell you a secret. Lean close and let me whisper it in your ear (Deniska is going to win the "Most Improved" award for his class!!!) Don't tell!!!
Nikolai's teacher (who is very sweet) is a first year teacher and she has lots of enthusiasm. You could tell that she was not as familiar with running a conference, but she will be as she gains experience. We are very fortunate that our public schools are wonderful!! All in all, a very good conference day.