Dominic's conference was great! He is doing so awesome. His teacher said he interacts really well with the other kids, all the other kids love him, he has tons of friends, and he's smart. She said he's tier 3 for kindergarten already meaning that if he was in kindergarten now he would do just fine without any special help. she said he's kind, he shares his toys, and he's not shy about standing up for himself. All great, awesome things.
Aria's conference was also great, and full of great anecdotes. First she told us that Aria was doing some funky dance move and she said she told her "this isn't Mr. Mark's dance studio, you know!" (she knows Mr. Mark). She said Aria and her reading partner are able to read and discuss stories beautifully. She said Aria's really successful in school, and has gotten over a lot of her previous emotional outbursts. Then she told the funniest story...She said that, one day, after school, Aria's former kindergarten teacher (Mrs. D) was holding a shoe that a child had found. Aria's current teacher (Mrs. C) asked who it belonged to, and Mrs. D said she didn't know. After looking at the studded, black, velvet, slightly high-heeled shoe, Mrs. C said, "that looks like a shoe that Aria would wear," and Mrs. D said, "oh yeah, you're right, it's totally Aria!" Mrs. C said, "I'm going to find out!" and went running along the buses to find Aria's bus. She found in, hopped aboard, and found Aria with her backpack open, her book on the seat, and her other shoe next to that :)
As Mrs. C pointed out, she had not paid attention to Aria's footwear, and that shoe could have belonged to any of the 75-or-so girls at that school. She just knew it belonged to Aria!
It made me laugh.
She also showed us a story that Aria had written where she had used a difficult technique that they had talked about in class. It was really cute and cool to see her do more than the bare minimum on purpose!
Anyway, YAY. I love good conferences. :)