I thought I'd enjoy my afternoon of conferences more if I took my family with me.
So I peeled their pictures off the wall by my classroom computer and arranged them "artistically" on the corners of my conference table.
I thought these happy smiling faces would ward off the anger any parent might feel toward me for flunking their darling little child.
I thought wrong. THIS parent, the first one of the afternoon I might add, got right in my face!!!! She had me shaking in my boots, even though I wasn't wearing any.
I tried to maintain my decorum - - - tried to force a tiny smile - - - - but she wasn't buying, it only seemed to enrage her more.
Whew, was I ever relieved when she went away to conduct her OWN conferences in the Kindergarten classroom.