Our mid-term student-led conferences start tomorrow (and of course, the weather’s going to be crappy for the three days we’ve got conferences scheduled. I like to dress a bit more formally for parent conference days than I do otherwise – I trot out the really nice teacher clothes to meet parents – but I hate wearing skirts when it’s raining and cold outside. Sigh).
Anyway, I didn’t start this post to bitch about the lack of sympathy between my wardrobe and the weather; I started this post so I could put this up:
I’ve got 15 kids in my junior-senior class and 10 in my writing class. Six kids are passing in the first and only one is passing in the second. I’m not alone in my angst, either; one of my colleagues has a pair of kids with the same single-digit average.
Perhaps I should print Gandalf out and put him up in the conference room so we can all refer to it when the parents wonder why their children are crashing and burning…