So, as part of student teaching I have to do lots of things.
Like... Learn the students' names.
Yeah, it sounds easy but since I have somewhere along the lines of 300 students or so this has been hard! I recognize most of them by face but ask me their names and it's a gamble whether I'll get it right or not. I like them and I want to know their names but I just can't keep them all in my brain, ok!? Don't judge me.
Enter: Parent Teacher Conferences.
But don't worry, my cooperating teacher will be there to help me not look like a fool in front of all these parents who expect me to know and love their kids.
Wrong again. Cooperating teacher home sick today. Must face parents A.L.O.N.E.
Well friends, in the end, I survived. Yeah, there may have been a few parents who came in whose kids I didn't know (only embarrassing when the kids came with their parents to conference) but I think I faked it well enough. Maybe. At any rate it's another rite of passage that I have completed on my road to becoming a teacher.