Monday, October 15, 2012

Student Goal-Setting Sheets for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Our school's first round of Parent-Teacher Conferences begins tomorrow and we always frame them as goal-setting conferences. I really like this approach because it steers the conversation in a positive direction and helps to get the parents, teacher, and student all on the same page, which is never a bad thing :)

During conferences, I always share their child's first published piece, their DRA-2 reading scores, and their child's goal-setting sheet that he/she filled out in class. This is a nice way to have the student's voice in a conference (our P/T Conferences are adults-only, no kiddos) and it also gives us some nice talking points.


We filled these out in class today and I really like the responses that come back. Some need a bit of tweaking, so I will touch base with those kids to redo or add more detail to a section, but overall, kids have some nice ideas about how they want to improve this year.
Loved this little girl's response when it came to reading goals- she said she gets too into a book, so she needs help to "take her eyes off the book" and stop reading when it's time ;) If only this were every kiddo's "problem" :)
If you are interested in using these, they are a free download from my TpT Store HERE.

Are your parent-teacher conferences coming up? What are some ways you incorporate student voice?

15 comments:

  1. I really like this! I try to talk to my students a lot about goals and their strengths and things to work on. I think this will be a great exercise for my students to think about, but also great for the parents to see.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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    1. Thanks so much~ I'm so glad you can use this :)

      ~Stephanie

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  2. I like this...I made some goal banners similar to this for free in my TpT Storethat you could use in conjuction with this if you want to. I love how you did the handwriting lines so that parents could see their handwriting at conferences.

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

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    1. Oooo, I really like those banners! Thanks for sharing :) :)

      ~Stephanie

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  3. Thanks for sharing! I like this idea, it will give my students a "voice" at conferences.

    Mary
    Teaching Special Kids

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  4. Thanks for this, Stephanie! Definitely will be using this one for my spring conferences! :)

    Casey
    Second Grade Math Maniac
    Second Grade Freebies

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  5. You're amazing! I've been starting to semi-stress over how to handle ceonferences with second grade since I had fifth before this year, but this will be perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. You're so sweet! Thanks so much and I am so glad you can use this :)

      ~Stephanie

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  6. I love the way you've done this. I've done goals in the past for student led parent conferences, but the lead-in sentence starters you have would work much better for some of my kiddos. I love that you included behaviour goals as well, for some kids, that's top priority, and being aware of how their behaviour affects others around them is imperitive! Thanks for sharing :D

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    1. Thanks so much, Laura! I totally agree- for some, the friendship & behavior goal is most important in order for them to have a successful year. I am so glad you can use this :)

      ~Stephanie

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    Lovely Little Learners

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    Nichole
    Craft of Teaching

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  9. I used these for our parent teacher conferences and they were a hit! Thanks!

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Thank you so much for your comments! :)
~Stephanie