Friday, October 19, 2018

Poetry Friday -- Ode to Parent Conferences


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Ode to Parent Conferences

Conferences, you exhaust me.
I spend hours getting ready for you,
gathering work samples,
reviewing notes,
finding the positives amongst the goals to work on.

Conferences, you feed me.
The hours I spend talking with families,
sharing stories,
comparing notes...
you help me find more than enough positives to carry on.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2018



Brenda has the Poetry Friday roundup at Friendly Fairy Tales.


14 comments:

  1. Here's to the positives!

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  2. Thank goodness for the positives!

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  3. Always two sides to every coin . . . :)

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  4. So true! I'm dreading the prep this weekend but always find myself energized by the actual process. Thanks for reminding me about the positive side of the chaos before I dive into the work this weekend :)

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  5. Wishing you unexpected bursts of energy. Enjoy the long weekend!

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  6. Love the parallel construction of your two stanzas, reflecting the two sides of the conference coin!

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  7. So much prep but so much gained when you sit back and really listen.

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  8. I loved having those conferences, and you've shown them true, Mary Lee.

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  9. I like the flip-flop in your poem–and I think a teacher's job is never done…

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  10. This is great, Mary Lee! It went a different direction than I expected, in a totally wonderful way:>)

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  11. Oh yes! Both lots of work and much reward, too.

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  12. This is an opposite poem every teacher can appreciate!

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  13. Amen and I agree!

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