I'm looking forward to meeting with each of you on Monday. We'll talk about your child's progress academically, socially, and emotionally at school. It's a chance for you to share observations from home and ask any questions. When I first started teaching, I was very nervous about parent-teacher conferences, and then I went through my first round. It was truly satisfying. One of the gifts of a small class is that I know your children's school selves pretty well.