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5th Grade Conferences

Fall brings 5th grade conferences! 5th grade is excited to bring back face to face conferences and will be conducting "Student-Led Conferences". This format encourages all families and family members to attend and participate. The purpose of this conference is to reflect on the child's growth, accomplishments, and goals for 5th grade. During the 20-minute conference period, the student will take an active, primary role by showing off current data, and work samples. There are many learning experiences and benefits for 5th grade students that accompany this format including the following: active participation in the learning process, increased self-confidence, development of leadership skills, organization, responsibility for their learning, communication, and critical thinking skills. Benefits for the family: a longer conference time to gather information about their child's academic and social progress this year, the joy of seeing their child present information, plus hear from their child's teachers about the successes of your child's progress.

Two students will be having conferences at the same time. Each family will choose a table and your child will begin their presentation, just to your family. Having other families in the room, aside from being more efficient, still allows for each child to be more at ease and duplicates the sense of community we feel every day by being with our learning friends. 5th grade teachers will rotate into each conference to discuss strengths and goals for the student, and to support the child with their presentation, if needed.

We are very pleased to be offering this format to our 5th grade family this year as preparation for middle school.