Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Adele Schools The Parents (Photostory)
Please forgive the large watermark. That was a mistake and the only way to fix it, is to re-edit the pictures. I didn't want to take the time to do that, so here we are.
All the parents have arrived and Adele begins the meeting.
"Thank you all for coming out this evening. I'm excited for you to see what's happening with your third graders." (Adele)
The parents listen intently as Adele continues her speech. Let's quickly take a look to see which parents are here.
Antoinette's sister, Sandra, mom to Ricky.
Mrs. Anderson, the wife of the local dentist, and Dillon's mom.
Antoinette, mom of Zahara, Kenaz, and Nikaya.
Pastor Johnson, Carla and Corey's mom.
Bridget, Charlotte and Garrett's mom.
Linda, Adele's sister and mom to Ayonna and Lacy.
Sheila, mom to Shannon, Tommy, and Sara.
Paige, mom to Jo.
Adele moves to the side of the classroom to point out a few things to the parents.
"This is our in-class computer. We use this one just for minor computing. The kids go to our computer lab twice a week, which is right near the cafeteria. I encourage you guys to stop by, on your way out, to take a look." (Adele)
"And this is Princess, our gerbil. We love having her as part of our third grade family." (Adele)
"The kids learn a lot about responsibility by helping to take care of her, throughout the week." (Adele)
"How many of you have pets at home?" (Adele)
Two hands go up, Sandra and Paige.
"Well that's good to know." (Adele)
Adele moves back to the front of the classroom.
"Do you guys have any questions? (pause)" (Adele)
"Great. That either means I"m covering everything well, or you are daydreaming." (Adele)
*laughter from the group*
"I do have an assignment for each of you. Since we are a team, we need to work together for the good of our children." (Adele)
Adele heads to the board and writes down a list of four things.
She turns to the parents when she is finished.
"Okay parents, here is what I need from you. First, I need you to limit the kid's TV time during the week. Second, check their homework. I don't give a lot of homework, but there is daily homework. Third, encourage creativity at home. Creative kids tend to learn better in school. And lastly, encourage daily reading." (Adele)
"It's important for us to be on the same page. Our kids will perform better. Speaking of performing better, please make sure your kids are eating breakfast in the morning. Hungry kids have a hard time concentrating. Any questions?" (Adele)
Bridget puts her hand up.
"Yes, Bridget?" (Adele)
"Is there some way we can check to see what the daily homework assignment is? My daughter is a little forgetful." (Bridget)
"I can post it on-line and let you guys know how to get to it." (Adele)
"Any more questions? (pause)
"Well help yourselves to some refreshments and if you think of any questions, feel free to ask." (Adele)
I think Adele is happy with how the conference has gone so far. We will get to see her students in the near future.