Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Get Organized! Perfecting Parent Conferences


I am so excited to be joining my Primary Powers gals for an awesome blog hop: Get Organized! 

My middle name should be Organization! Nothing makes me happier. I little OCD...yes! But, hey, it works for me. I am known as the "Binder Queen" at my school. It's true. Everything goes into a binder, with plastic sleeves, AND labels. 

I would LOVE to share with you how I get organized for parent conferences without all the stress. I have created my own conference binder that has all the forms and information I could need in ONE place! 

1. Personal Binder Cover: This just makes everything easier to handle.

 2. Sign in sheet. This allows a record of all your parent conferences and communication to be in one place. When conferences are over, I make a copy for my administrator as documentation. 

3. No matter how hard we try to find the PERFECT date and time for every family, someone always forgets or misses their scheduled time. This form is a quick reminder to send home if you choose to reschedule. 
 

4. I make all my copies on different colored paper and put them in the same plastic sleeve as my master copy. This way I have everything ready to go at a moment's notice.


5. This form is my lifesaver! It has all the information I need to give to the parents all on one, neat, organized piece of paper. I have made this form for the beginning of the year and middle of the year progress updates. It is so easy and quick to fill out. I feel silly that I didn't start using this format sooner in my teaching career. Live and learn...

Are you ready to get organized and make your own conference binder too? All of these forms and MORE are in my EDITABLE Parent Teacher Conference Forms packet.

BONUS:
I like to give parents the opportunity to pick their conference time. I have found when I do this, there is a much GREATER chance they will keep their scheduled time. I add the conference dates and times to this form, make copies, and send it home. If you would like to use this form too, click on the picture or HERE to download your free copy.

Time for some more organizational tips.... head on over to Second Grade Perks and see what Heather is organizing on her blog.

Second Grade Perks

7 comments :

  1. You are so organized my friend!! I love the binder and that you have all the copies ready to go!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sarah
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

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  2. Loved the parent conference forms! I was heading over to TpT to add them to my cart and to my surprise instead of "Add to Cart" the red button said "Download Now". I already own this set. I am so excited! I have conferences I need to set up in the next two weeks so I will definitely be using this and setting up my parent - teacher conference binder tomorrow!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    ApplesBooksandCrayons@gmail.com

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  3. I love that conference checklist. So handy! Thanks for the parent note.
    Heather
    Second Grade Perks
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  4. I have a little over a month to get ready for the final round of conferences. Because we are a very large school, the office handles many of the scheduling notes home but they are not nearly as cute as yours! I love your reminder notes and easy to use checklists. Those I can use! Parents appreciate having something to take along with them to set goals with their child. I'm going get a new binder started ASAP! What a great idea to have the copies in color right in with the masters! Thanks for these great tips!
    Jeannine
    Creative Lesson Cafe

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  5. Holy organization girlfriend!!! You have got it all going on! It looks amazing!
    Deirdre
    A Burst of First

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  6. You are soooo the binder queen! Hehe. I love, love, love your conference pack. It is a genuine life saver and I am going to be putting these tips for keeping it all organized to good use. Thanks!!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  7. I love ALL of this!!! Especially the binder part!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Angela
    The Daily Alphabet

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