I have parent/teacher conferences for the kids today. Some people look forward to these because they only hear praises about their children. Apparently 90% of kids are geniuses--this is based on the posts I see on Facebook, that is.
My kids are not geniuses.
My kids have issues with writing. And reading. (This pains me because I LOVE reading.) Math too, but I can't really blame them, because math is awful.
I always worry what the teacher might tell me when I go to conferences. Here are things I hope I don't hear.
1. Natalie told other students that she was taught to spell banana by listening to Hollaback Girl.
2. When I asked the students to go around the room and get to know one another, Natalie asked one girl, "Do you know if Brooks has cancer or not? My Mom keeps mentioning it."
3. Natalie tries to throw away papers with bad grades on them in the hall bathroom.
4. Tommy still won't speak much in class. He tries to get away with writing responses down on paper and holding it up.
5. Could you please tell Natalie to stop singing Shake It Off? It's hurting my ears.
6. Tommy said, "No thank you," when it was time to practice equations.
7. Remind Natalie that trading Shopkins during class is frowned upon.
8. Natalie held up an orange during lunch and shouted, "Look! It's Donald Trump!" Please remind her what unkind words are.