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According to their teachers, my children are awesome & brilliant & they're so glad to have them in their classes!
Ok, yes, they are some of the sharper knives in the drawer (but not perfect, OH HECK NO!!!), but it's always nice to hear they're doing well. Sure, I've been in both classrooms volunteering this year, which is a great luxury. I can see what's going on, how they're interacting with their teacher & peers, do a little comparing, etc.
They are very well-behaved (in class anyway. Have I mentioned Penguin's... trying behavior lately at home? Pumpkin's no angel herself & can be quick to fly off the handle, especially when aggravated by her sister. So, I know they're not perfect.) and quick to raise their hands. They have excellent vocabularies and a wealth of background knowledge that helps them make sense of things and add to the discussion. They work well with their classmates, demonstrate appropriate leadership, and one writes with excellent voice while the other is a champion skipper. (Hey, skipping is a HARD skill to learn! There are multiple steps that must be done with the correct foot in the correct order with good timing!)
Yes, their teachers did mention a couple of things to work on, but a few number reversals (E for 3, etc.) and becoming a little more confident in trying something even though they might not be exactly right are certainly things we can work on.
All in all, I'd consider their conferences a resounding success!