The parents I met with today were very receptive to things I shared. I compared reading to the drink Alice takes before going down the rabbit hole. It is like liquid achievement. Every year it’s hard getting kids to spend just 20 minutes at home. Parents can help and when they do, I see massive growth in all subjects for a child.
The other big help is when kids memorize their times tables. In 4th grade we get into long division and fractions and it is crucial the know these. I try to stress both things plus whatever else they may need. It’s so rewarding when parents respect me and take my advice. I hope the rest of the week goes as well as today. My few major behavior problem kids are coming up. I hope they go well but I’m not naive. So there is a little recap of Mr. Riley’s parent conferences day 1.