February 15, 2022 | Cindy Kuperus
Parent/student evening is one of my favorite nights. Your child gets your undivided attention for an hour, and THEY are the experts!
So many times in a child’s life, she or he is the one in the vulnerable place and the adult knows more than they do and has the power. School can be hard because of that.
Parent/student evening is a chance to reverse that for an hour. Children thrive as they proudly share the processes, the content, the projects that they have before them.
And you, their parents, are a captive and appreciative audience. You smile, encourage, laugh, delight in, and show how impressed you are.
Students were asked to write an opinion piece about parent/student evening: did they think it was important to have parent/student evening?
It was a resounding “YES!”
And why do they think so? Here are just a few reasons:
“I like when my mom, my dad, and me work together.”
“Parents get to see your beautiful work.”
“I think that it’s nice to feel proud.”
“Kids get to see what it’s like to be a teacher.”
“It makes so many good memories!”
See why it’s a favorite night?