Yep. That night. The one where the parents come to school to meet the teachers. As a teacher, I like tonight because I like to meet the people with whom I’ll be corresponding all year. By the same token, I don’t like tonight because I have to go back to school for another two hours and dodge questions like, “Why did you give my child a B and not an A on this assignment?”. But of course, most parents are wonderful and supportive of both students and teachers. It’s just those inevitable few that make curriculum night a challenge.
Before I head out tonight, and as I write this, I’m sitting on the porch enjoying unseasonably warm weather. I took this picture because I loved watching the light on the leaves. I hope you enjoy it, too.
And for the record, I don’t “give” grades. Students earn them.