It’s nerve wrecking having parent/teacher conferences. But even more so when you really don’t know the parents.

This year I barely had any interaction with the parents until now. We waved or said a very brief hello on Meet the Teacher day. They saw me on a screen for Back to School Night. Maybe we’ve had a quick phone call or PPT. But really we haven’t met.

Last week that streak was broken over 2 desks pushed together. We (parents and I) sat down and talked. We talked about the children and our hopes and dreams for them. We talked about ourselves and our holiday plans. I think most of all though we smiled and let out a “finally” breath.

“I hope to see you in person again real soon,” I said as each parent left… and I meant it.

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