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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Welcome to the Conference Room...

     So, yeah.  School has been busy. I have missed you, friends.  I so enjoy reading your blogs on my Feedly app, but it won't let me comment.  Anyone recommend a good app to read and respond to Blogger blogs?  I rarely use my laptop for reading.  
     Anyhoo.  The other week it was Parent/Teacher Conferences.  This has been my first year having a class over 20 since my first 2 years teaching (At another school.  In 1997.). So, the conferences were pretty much back-to-back; each conference lasting about 20 minutes. Well, I thought I'd give you a tour so you can spend a day in the life of a fifth grade teacher's conferences....  Don't worry.  Your comments won't be graded... 

     My freebie table (it folds in half.  It is usually in another part of the room) that is a happy blue.  I opened it up for conferences.  I found it this color.  The old student desk in the background?  Got that from Goodwill years ago.  It came that color too.  Perfect for the classroom.

I have a candle lit for ambiance.  Dimmer lighting and a yummy candle helps us all to feel relaxed in a homey place.

 While you wait, would you like to look at some work samples from History class?

 Say hello to King Charles V...
...His son, Philip II...

... a nemesis of Philip, William the Silent...

... and poor Mary, Queen of Scots...

Or, you can just color!

Phew!  Break time! This feels like a cheese cake kind of day!
Yup... It is.

We were using this page the other day to discuss drawing conclusions.  Norman Rockwell is great for that.  He is my favorite artist.  What do you think this picture is about (my favorite vignette is the second to last grouping on the bottom row...)?

New unit for Bible class.  Anyone need a band aide?  Locker all the way to the right!

Day started with rain, storms, and high winds... But, look at the sky later on!

Hello, Cinnamon!  Did you need a conference?

You got a little something on your head...

We are doing well earning our bumper sticker for good behavior.  Good progress there!

 Aww, man!  A student dropped by some chocolate. If only I hadn't eaten that cheesecake, I might eat one.  I guess I'll pass (Said NO teacher on conference day EVER!)...
Looking out my desk window, listening to the birds in the field...

What a beautiful fall day!  Time to go home!  Thank you for stopping by to "conference" with me.  Stop anytime!  Truly!

Blessings, Friends

Proverbs 22:6
"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."


  1. Hi Heather, well you made it through conferences, that is always a good thing. Sorry I don't know about an app because I just use my blogger on my desktop...so old fashioned here! LOL
    Good to hear from you!
    Be blessed,

  2. Hope all of your conferences went well!

  3. I hope everything went well
    Big hugs x

  4. What a wonderful Skeeter teacher you are!
    I love crayons.
    You make learning fun.
    The sky was beautiful and no words for the cheesecake.
    Woolie Blessings
    Granny T


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